Children’s Events

Sunday, August 22,  1 p.m. to  3 p.m.

Silhouette artist Anne Leslie will trace the history of this early form of portraiture and tell us how she mastered the highly skilled and now rare art form. Ms. Leslie will demonstrate her own freehand cutting, transforming a piece of black paper into an exact likeness of a subject’s profile. $27  

Historic Green Spring programs are by reservation only (703-941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988) and require a non-refundable prepayment.

Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22312

Friday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Fee:$8.
Ages 8 and up. Chidlren will grind corn in our barn, and then make bread and churn their own butter in our old-fashioned kitchen.

Learn about Civil War soldiers and spies, make hard tack and try decoding spy messages. Ages 8 and up. Cherry Hill Farmhouse in Falls Church. 10 a.m. – Noon. Fee:$8. Call 703-248-5171.

Join in the fun for an Easter Egg Roll at Washington’s only presidential museum.  March 27, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet the Easter bunny, courtesy of TD Bank support.  Easter finery and cameras welcome.  Regular admission applies and includes access to the new exhibition, My Third Leg:  Woodrow Wilson’s Walking Sticks.  Call 202-387-4062 for additional information.

Saturday, March 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Regular admission applies, $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $3.00 for students and free under 7.
Join in the fun for children of all ages at Washington’s only presidential museum – the Woodrow Wilson House.  Meet the Easter bunny, courtesy of TD Bank support.  Easter finery and cameras welcome.  Enjoy fun and games in Wilson House’s historic garden, take a tour of the authentically furnished 1915 house, and join the treasure hunt in the museum’s new exhibition, My Third Leg:  Woodrow Wilson’s Walking Sticks.  Contact 202-387-4062 for additional information.

Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18. 11 am – 4 pm. $5 per person.
Spend the day at a living history encampment on the grounds of Marietta House Museum and interact with reenactors from Bronze Age Celts through the Vietnam War. Visitors will experience camp and domestic life, military drills, period merchants, crafts, food, and more. Children can participate in NEW hands-on activities. No reservations necessary. Call 301-464-5291 for more information.

Saturday, May 8 at 2 pm. $12 for Prince George’s & Montgomery County residents, $15 for non-residents.
Children ages 6 & up should bring their favorite doll or teddy bear to a special tea just for them at Marietta House Museum. See examples of 19th century toys on display and enjoy flavored tea and dainty desserts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations and payment required in advance. Call 301-464-5291 for more information.

Saturday, May 22. $5 per person, free for ages 4 & under.
Arr, matey! If it’s a pirate life for ye, then set yer course for Pirate Fest at Darnall’s Chance House Museum! Get your fill of cutthroats, scallywags, sea-farin’ scoundrels, and thieves. Music, food, costume contest, treasure hunt, and more for pirates and landlubbers alike. No reservations necessary. Call 301-952-8010 for more information.

Saturday, December 11, 2010, Concerts at 5p.m. & 6pm, site open 4p.m. – 8 p.m., FREE

Come enjoy sounds of the season as they are performed by the Brentsville District High School Women’s Treble Ensemble and the Brentsville District Mixed Vocal Ensemble.  The two concerts will take place in the historic ca.1870 Union Church.  Also, hot cider and gingerbread will be served by the warmth of a campfire.  Contact 703-365-7895 for more information.

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $40, Space limited, reservations required.

Gear up for the Thanksgiving season by learning the skills of open hearth cooking.  Join an experienced open hearth cooking historian to learn basic skills of historic cooking.  You will learn how to build a fire, prepare and cook three different dishes.  End the program by enjoying a taste of the food you cooked.  Class will take place in the recently restored ca. 1850 Haislip Farmhouse.  Contact 703-365-7895 for more information.