The Crafty Historian: Toys, Games, and Pastimes

From the WNC Historical Association press release

The “Crafty Historian”, Museum Education Coordinator Lisa Whitfield, is planning a variety of Victorian and old-fashioned games and toys for all to enjoy! Participants will also be invited to make a handmade toy to take home. “Children love games! ” says Whitfield, “We like to think of these old games and toys as ‘before batteries’ toys. Board games make you think and these old toys make you work just a little”.

Children above the age of nine may come to the event without a parent, but younger children will need adult supervision. The event will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Smith McDowel House Museum. Admission: $3 each to cover craft expenses. Reservations are suggested, so call by March 15. Call 838-253-9231 or email (Inclement weather date is January 28)

General information about Smith McDowell House and Western North Carolina Historical Association:
The Western North Carolina Historical Association is located at the Smith McDowell House Museum at 283 Victoria Rd. on the AB Tech Campus. The museum is open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.Tour admission is $10 for adults, with reduced pricing for students, children and group tours. Call the Museum at (828) 253-9231 and visit our website at for more information.


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