BROWNINGTON — A fresh energy is driving the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington towards opening day on May 16. Community outreach classes will be intermingled with an updated listing of events.
Outreach classes for adults will include tile mosaics, plein air drawing, yeast-bread baking, canine obedience, and more.
The museum will also be appealing more to children and young families by offering a weekly kids’ day each Friday from June 15 through August 24.
Kids’ day will begin at 11 a.m. with special activities planned on-site, followed by outdoor picnicking. Children under 18 can enjoy tours those Fridays for a reduced rate.
Time Travelers Camp for kids ages 8 to 12 will run from July 23 through 27. This year the camp will focus on heritage arts and will include pit-fired pottery, slate paintings, sap bucket lanterns, along with other popular activities to choose from in the afternoons.
New and old favorite events will pique interest for museum visitors.
The season starts with the volunteer orientation carousel and tea on Thursday, April 26.
Things take off in May with the popular Spring Field Days for schoolchildren on May 15 and 22, engines show on June 16, the gala fund-raiser on July 19, and Old Stone House Day on August 12.
The new stars party fund-raiser happens on September 1, which will include live music, Fairbanks Museum-led star gazing on Prospect Hill using high-powered telescopes, food truck vendors, and more.
Open season will draw to a close with a “boo!” at the new “Haunted Old Hallways” and trick-or-treating event for kids and families on October 28.