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HISTORY CAMPS  season 2018

HISTORY CAMP 1..... July 8-12, 2019 9:00-12:30

Stratford Historical Society 967 Academy Hill Rd. Stratford

Stepping Back Through Time “

The camp will run from 9:00 to 12:30 on the grounds of the Captain David Judson House, 967 Academy Hill Road. Elementary (grades 4 and up), Middle School and High School students are welcomed to attend. Groups are arranged according to age.

The week long camp will offer hands on activities each day and will explore life in the 1700's. Related hands on activities include weaving, candle making, churning our own butter, writing with quills as well as other crafts related to family life.

Graduation exercises will take place on the final day.  Campers will conduct tours of Judson House, in period costumes from our costume department, for family members and friends. This will be followed by a picnic on our grounds for all that attend. Campers will become members of the Junior Historical Society and can participate in activities throughout the year.

The fee is $150 per child and one adult society membership of $20 membership fee only applies for non-members.

The membership is good for one year and includes six newsletters a year, guest speakers, and free admission to Judson House tours during June to the end of October when the house is open to the public on Sunday.

 Camp #2

EXPLORING HISTORICAL TOPICS. for 5thgrade through high school called

Offered July 22-26. Cost is $150 and one $20 family membership to the society. This membership fee applies to non-members and is good for one year with the same benefits as above. Time: 9:00-12:00.


1. Native Americans in Ct.

2. Slavery and the Under Ground Railroad.

3. Revolution War Spies

4. Salem Witch Trials.

5. WALKING TOUR OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT- We will go on a walking tour to see many buildings and sites that go back to the founding of the town of Stratford in 1639. You will hear tales and legends about the town.

Each day there will be related hands on projects to go along with the theme for the day.

Space is limited in both camps and fills up quickly. You can print a registration form from our web site stratfordhistoricalsociety.org and send it in or stop by the office and pick one up.