School Vacation Programs at the AIM

Colonial Vacation Days

The American Independence Museum announces its first Colonial Vacation Days program, coinciding with New Hampshire public schools’ April Vacation week. The museum will offer three consecutive days of morning programs for children ages 9-11. Children will be immersed in the world of colonial Exeter through interactive, hands-on activities each day. Children may register for one, two or all three days. Register early to secure your spot!

Event Details

Date: April 23, 24, 25 2019

Event Time: 10am – 12pm

Ages: 9-11 years old

Cost: $10/non-member per day; $8/member per day


April 23
Colonial School
Experience school the colonial way!

Master slate board and chalk writing and graduate to the more difficult quill pen writing.

April 24 
Colonial Clothes
Learn about attire for men and women, including what women wore around the house, what was worn into town, and what soldiers wore in battle. Impress your friends with your knowledge of stays, shifts and the proper pronunciation of waistcoat!

April 25 
Colonial Games
Have you ever played Tic-Tac-Toe or Chinese Checkers? Then try Nine Man Morris and other colonial games! See which games have survived the test of time and which have been modified as you play indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) colonial games.