History Comes Alive with Medicine, Milling and Merriment
Sneak in some history lessons while your kids are having fun at a park.
Get ready for some surprises at Sully Historic Site when you learn what medical care was like in the 1700s and 1800s. Tour Sully’s garden, visit the 18th century kitchen and house, and learn about old-fashioned home remedies. See how they compare with today’s modern medical treatments. This program runs at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017. It replaces the regular house tour. Reservations are suggested. The cost is $8 for adults, $7 for students, and $6 for children and seniors. The program is designed for participants age five to adult.
Sully Historic Site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA. For more information or to make a reservation, call 703-437-1794 or visit Sully Historic Site.
How did people used to get their flour and cornmeal? Visit historic Colvin Run Mill on Sunday, June 25, to learn about the milling process from beginning to end. This hands-on program teaches you how we clean, mill and sift grains using antique equipment. All participants get to take home a souvenir sample bag of what is milled during class. This program for participants age six to adult is from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $20 per person.
Colvin Run Mill is located at 10017 Colvin Run Rd, Great Falls, VA. For more information, call 703-759-2771 or visit Colvin Run Mill.
Travel to colonial times at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park on June 25. From 1 to 3 p.m., join in a tournament of hoop and stick, the game of graces and other childhood games of yesteryear. Go on a historic scavenger hunt and relax with ice cream. These events are for participants age two to adult. Register solo for $10 or in groups of four for $32.
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is located at 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly, VA. For more information, call 703-631-0013 or visit Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.