The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum is offering a new children’s program this summer called “Four Thursdays in June.” The program shows children in grades 3-6 what it would have been like to be a child in Arizona and New Mexico during the 1820s. Drawing from the book Josefina from the American Girl series, children attending the program will experience hands-on activities that will demonstrate the games, crafts and chores of the period. As craft projects will be ongoing, children should plan on attending all four sessions, detailed below, and parents are welcome as well.
Period chores and making clay beads
Planting and painting with cochineal dye
Spinning wool and making simple marionettes
Fun and games of the period
The cost for the four-session class is $50, and children must register by June 1.