Summer Experience 2018

The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden is offering four unique summer experiences, filled with fun and hands-on learning at our 18th century historic site, The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden. This year the programs will span Colonial and Victorian life in Woodbury where children will experience innovative, exciting, enriching and fun activities, taught by professional educators and limited to only 12 in a group.

The “Hands on History” week will be offered, July 9-13. Relive Woodbury life through history and try colonial cooking, butter making, wool dyeing & spinning, dig for artifacts, play Colonial & Victorian games, write with quill pens, take a walking tour of nearby historic sites and dress in period costumes. Families are invited for a guided tour of the museum given by their very knowledgeable and costumed young historian at week’s end.

“Art of the Garden” will begin July 16th. This group will enjoy digging in the dirt and making lots of garden related crafts. The hidden stories and magical powers of herbs will be revealed, crazy containers will be planted and the children will learn about & care for the Glebe’s “Three Sisters Garden”. At the end of the week, the children will host a garden tea party for their families, and lead tours through the house and garden.

“Art at the Glebe”, will be offered July 23-27. Explore your creative side and get inspired by History and Nature, while you experiment with a variety of art mediums and develop your own personal style.

“A Day in the Life of a Young Apprentice” for children 11-14 will be held July 30-August 3. Spend one day as an apprentice to a master craftsperson. Each day the small group will experience first hand the life of an early American artisan. Walks in the park and down to the river to cool –off after a “hard days work”, complete their afternoon.

All programs are for children Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-11), except* “A Day in the Life” which is for Grades 6-9 (Ages 11-14). The fee for each program week is $200.00 or $180, for Members. Multi-child discounts are also available. All program weeks run M-F and begin at 10:00 and end at 3:00. Weather permitting; an afternoon of “running” through the sprinklers or wading in the river, is planned for most days.

Please call The Glebe House Museum at 203-263-2855 or email us at office@glebehousemuseum.org, to register, to receive a program brochure or for additional information.

Program registration forms are available to print her at our website.

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49 Hollow Road

Woodbury, CT 06798

203-263-2855 office@glebehousemuseum.org

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Hours:

November - April: The Museum is closed for the season and we are not currently taking individual or group tour reservations, due to the rise in Covid-19 cases. The Museum will reopen for regular tours in May. 

The Gertrude Jekyll Garden:  Open year round, 7 days per week, dawn-dusk, for self-guided tours.

*Please follow proper "social distancing" when visiting. 

Museum Admission:

Adults-$7.00

Children under 12: Free

Garden Suggested Donation - $2.00

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