From Rockingham Historic Site:
EVERYONE CAN ENJOY BEING AN 18TH CENTURY CHILD
Sunday, May 19th, 12 noon to 5:00 pm
It’s that time of the year again: all children (ages 0 to 100) are welcome to come and enjoy Rockingham’s Annual Children’s Day, being held this year on Sunday, May 19, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm! The site, which served as General George Washington’s final wartime headquarters in later 1783, will be offering activities and demonstrations of 18th-century life with support from the Montgomery High School Live Historians Club and the Rockingham Association. Activities include trying on replica 18th-century clothing and learning to write with quill and ink; playing historic games like Battledore & Shuttlecock and Trap Ball, an early form of baseball; experiencing common activities like washing clothes and hanging them to dry, making crafts such as paper hats, epaulettes (shoulder decorations for an officer) and marbled paper. There will be basket-making and outdoor-cooking demonstrations.
The house will be open for guided mini-tours and the garden will be available for perusing. The barn will be open and will be used to house some of the activities (especially if it rains). You can visit the Museum Store with its many interesting wares and trinkets for sale and there will be light refreshments available. No registration is required. While admission to the event is FREE, donations are very gladly accepted! The event is held rain or shine, though some activities may be curtailed if it rains.