Homeschool Families

Special Pricing for Homeschool Families $18/Student $23/Adult for all Science Alive and Arts Alive Days 2018-2019

SCIENCE ALIVE DAYS

2018

October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25; November 7, 8

2019

April 3, 4, 10, 11; May 1, 2, 8, 9

Old Salem Historic District

The Moravians of Salem had an advanced understanding of science and technology: agriculture, astronomy, botany, surveying, architecture and manufacturing. Science was a tool used to solve the problems of everyday life. The American scientific “can-do” spirit led to many revolutionary discoveries and inventions.

Science based demonstrations and hands-on activities include:

  • Learn how the Moravians used a fire engine and bucket brigade to protect the town of Salem and take part in a brigade!
  • Learn about the first electric lights in Salem
  • Learn how a pipe organ works
  • Try your hand at fire-building technology
  • Experience how a potter uses minerals for glazes and discover the unique properties of clay
  • Use scales, standard and non-standard units of measurement while exploring common receipts of the 18th century
  • Learn how lye from ashes can make something you use every day!
  • See how the use of block and tackle and pulleys can lighten a work load
  • See how leavening agents long ago were used to put the bubbles in your baked goods
  • See how an American Longrifle is made
  • How does cream make butter?

Availability of certain activities subject to change depending on date and registration numbers. Discounted price only applies to advance registration online.

Historic Buildings are open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with special activities taking place between 9:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Price: $18 per student, $23 per adult available with

ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

ARTS ALIVE DAYS

2019

March 21 & 22

Old Salem Historic District

The Moravians, who founded Salem in 1766, were widely known for their music as well as their trades such as: pottery, cabinetmaking, gunsmithing, silversmithing and tailoring. Music and the arts were interwoven into the daily life of Salem through work, worship and education.

Arts based demonstrations and hands-on activities include:

  • Try your hand at making a Theorem painting using a stencil
  • Learn how the Moravians made a beautiful decorative paper, called paste paper
  • Learn about the legacy of sacred music and its importance to the Moravians
  • See the Moravian influence in pottery designs in both utilitarian wares and decorative pieces.
  • Learn about African masks and jewelry, make your own personal adornment
  • Explore the art of making an American Longrifle
  • A vegetable garden in the 18th century is both a visual work of art as well as a necessary part of life. Explore the gardens at the Miksch House
  • Picture in cookies: see gingerbread cookie moulds being carved, and one of the original molds carved by Brother Vogler
  • And many more activities and demonstrations

Availability of certain activities subject to change depending on date and registration numbers. Discounted price only applies to advance registration online.

Historic Buildings are open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with special activities taking place between 9:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Price: $18 per student, $23 per adult available with

ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

 

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