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Family Day: Home Front on the Front Lawn

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11:00am - 02:00pm

Discover what life was like for families on the home front during WWI with hands-on activities for all ages on the Great Lawn. Families can "support the war effort" by collecting war bond stamps on a scavenger hunt, view classic cars, listen to a Victrola record player, start a victory garden, play period lawn games, take a tour of Pequot’s Special Collections exhibition, The Great War and the United States Home Front, and enjoy cider, coffee and donuts. 

Free and open to the public. Weather permitting.

 

Ambulance barnActivities Include:

  • Ambulance 255: a 1916 Model T Ford ambulance that is representative of the 1,200 ambulances that were donated by American’s and driven by American volunteers for three years in France before the US entered World War I.
  • A 1915 Dodge Brothers Touring Car
  • Meet costumed WWI soldiers & nurses
  • Make a toy bi-plane
  • Play hoops, hopscotch, leap-frog, and other period games

 

 

 

 

Location : Great Lawn
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 115

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