at Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Grades: 4-6 | Program length: 2 hours
$8 per person | Group limit: 60 students
Students travel back in time to understand life in the 19th century. In a guided tour of the historic house, students learn about daily life during Irving’s time, including the children, the family, and the servants who lived at Sunnyside. At hands-on activity stations, students explore clothing and letter-writing from a historical perspective. Students examine primary documents (historic pictures of clothes and original Irving family letters), and then they have the opportunity to try on reproduction clothing and practice writing with a quill pen. The program concludes with a shadow puppet performance of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” complete with a lively discussion of the elements of literature and story creation.