This Summer, Go Back in Time!


Colonial Living History Program

During this week-long summer Colonial Living History experience, children (ages 8 – 11) will immerse themselves in the past.  Each child will assume the role of a real 18th century Exeter resident, complete with colonial clothing.  Previous summer activities included:

  • Colonial games & beautiful crafts
  • Learning from a militia man, see a musket fire and learn to muster!
  • Maritime activities
  • Role play, colonial mannerisms, speech, culture, & more.

At the end of the week, kids will show off what they have learned in our education program at the American Independence Festival!

Ages: Optimal for boys or girls, ages 8-11

Schedule: July 10th – July 14th; 9:00am – 3:00pm daily

Cost: $260 members; $295 non-members

Registration: SOLD OUT! Email Abby for wait list options.


Junior Historian Program

During this week-long summer experience, children (ages 10 – 13) will immerse themselves in how we learn from and preserve the past.  Each budding historian will explore different facets of work in the history profession, from archaeology to architecture to genealogy.  This program makes education fun! Program activities may include:

  • Visits to local museums and galleries
  • Professional guest speakers from all over New England
  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • Architectural tours

Over the course of the week these historians will learn the various techniques of how one can delve into the many facets of history, and tie this work back to their own family history and life.

Ages: Optimal for boys or girls, ages 10-13

Schedule: August 7th – August 11th; 9:00am – 3:00pm daily

Cost: $260 members; $295 non-members

Registration: Registration is now open!  Email Abby for more information.


Muster Day Program

Sometimes one day of history is enough for the younger set!  On July 6th, we will offer a one-day program for young ladies and gentlemen (ages 8 – 11) – to enlist in our Junior Militia. The day’s activities may include:

  • Setting up colonial tents and camps
  • Understanding the history and proper care of our American flag
  • Learning to Muster from a real Militia man.

Muster Day participants are also invited to parade with George Washington at the American Independence Festival on July 15th.

Ages: Optimal for boys or girls, ages 8 – 11

Schedule:  Thursday, July 6th   9:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: $54 members; $64 non-members

Registration: Registration is now open! Email Abby for more information.

**Please note that 18th century clothing is not provided for Muster Day participants**


Please enjoy NH Chronicle’s report of our 2014 Summer Living History Program by clicking on the video below: