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Twice As Nice! HHS Hosts “A Week in the Life of an Early American Child” in June and August

Submitted by Haddam Historical Society

(May 13, 2024) — The Haddam Historical Society will hold two sessions of its popular program, “A Week in the Life of an Early American Child,” this summer.

The first will be from Monday, June 24, 2024 to Friday, June 28, 2024 and August 5, 2024 to August 9, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon each day. The program is offered for girls and boys ages 8 to 12.

Students will travel back in time to the year 1830 and spend the week with Mrs. Thankful Arnold and her family. All activities take place at the Thankful Arnold House Museum in Haddam, and they include caring for farm animals, crafting with wool, making butter, baking, playing with Colonial toys and games, and even dancing!

The fee is $159 for the five days with all materials and snacks included. Some scholarship funding is available. For more information and registration, go to

For questions regarding the program or scholarship information, contact Nicole Harlow, HHS Education Coordinator, at or call 860- 345-2400. All students must be pre-registered, as space is limited.

Photo provided by Haddam Historical Society

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