School Vacation Week in Western MA

Staycation in Western MA During
February School Vacation Week

Many children are enjoying a week vacation this week from school. While some families are making fast tracks for warmer climates, they are missing out on all the wonderful community and learning events taking place all week throughout our region!

Pick your day and make plans to enjoy winter in Western MA!

Other spots to peruse for ideas and adventures to be had in western Massachusetts during February Vacation Week:  Read the rest of this entry »

Trust In The Trustees. Winter Staycation is Where It’s At!

The Trustees of Reservations Offer Accessible Winter Family Fun for School Vacation

Photo credit: (c) Sienna WildfieldPlanning to staycation during February school vacation week? If so, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) have you covered with community-based programs and activities for all ages designed to expand your family’s horizons. Whether it’s learning to snowshoe, identifying animal tracks, or making maple sugar, The Trustees have programs to teach you and your kids something new this winter across western MA! Read the rest of this entry »

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Historic Village Offers 4 Hands-On Classes in West Springfield

Storrowton Village Museum Offers Unique Historic Programs During Winter School Vacation Week

Storrowton Village Museum, an educational arm of Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA, presents hands-on school programs and guided tours of its historic buildings throughout the year as well as seasonal 19th century-themed events.

This year, in order to accommodate the changes made to public school vacation schedules, Storrowton Village’s February break programming will take place alongside special programs designed for students who do not have vacation during the week of February 21st-24th.

The historic village, located in West Springfield at the Big E, hosts four different classes, each of which offers hands-on learning experiences.  In “Little Red Schoolhouse,” kids will learn what a day at school during the 19th century would have been like (think quill pens!).  The, “Look Back” program teaches about the different roles for girls and boys in daily tasks like cooking and blacksmithing.  There is also a Storrowton sampler program that offers a look into many different aspects of 19th century living.  The village’s normal vacation program, “A Day Away in the Past,” will be available for students as it normally is during school vacation.  This program gives kids the chance to dress in period clothing and to do early American crafts such as candle dipping, 19th century games, and blacksmithing.  For prices and more information, or to register for the programs, call 413-205-5051 or TheBigE.com/sv.

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