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“Fun With Feathers” Session One

Spring Appeal

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Friday, March 3

Time
5:00 am - 6:00 am
Location Description
118 Front Street, Lewes

Looking for something to do when the kids are out of school?  Visit the Cannonball House Maritime Museum for children's story time, engaging learning opportunities, and history-themed crafts! These programs are designed for kids Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.

FREE for children; and suggested donation of $5 per adult.  Space is LIMITED; call for reservations (302) 645-7670.

Two sessions offered:
Morning Session 10:00am-11:00am
Afternoon Session 1:00pm-2:00pm    

Friday, March 3: “Fun With Feathers”
The program on Friday, March 3rd is titled, “Fun with Feathers”.  Featured will be the book Johnny Long Legs: A Story of Big Birds, by Susan Tate.  The story tells of a Blue Heron who meets a surprising friend.  It will be read aloud by living history character Mrs. Susan Roland King, a former resident of the Cannonball House.  After the story, children will have the chance to, learn the bird calls of knowledge local water fowl, make up their own bird dance, and create their own feathered bird mask.

The Cannonball House Maritime Museum is significant to Lewes’s history, bearing a scar of a cannonball from the War of 1812 when the British bombarded the town in retaliation for citizens not providing supplies to troops off shore.  Now open as a museum, the galleries display a history of the Pilots’ Association, shipwrecks along the coast, the rise and fall of the Cape Henlopen lighthouse, and the City’s menhaden fishing past.