Historic Cold Spring Village will present two days of family-friendly, interactive and educational activities focused on the past during Hands-on History Weekend Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30.
The event runs 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days. Children will be given a “Pastport” at the start of their village trip that can be stamped at the buildings they visit after completing a take-home craft or activity, like writing with a quill pen, carding wool or churning butter. Afterward the Pastports can be redeemed at the Country Store for a free treat.
There will be games and live entertainment from traditional musician Mary Roth. The Penns Woods Puppet Players will present a puppet show at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village is a nonprofit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 27 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site that include the Country Store, the village Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant.
Tuesday through Sunday from late June to early September, historically clothed interpreters and artisans preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured, with special events every weekend through September.
The village is at 720 Route 9 in the Cold Spring section of Lower Township. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children age 3 to 12 and free for children under 3. For information call 609-898-2300, ext. 10, or see hcsv.org.