The Adkins Museum’s motto is “Preserving the Past”. That is our overriding theme each year as we spend a week with a group of young ladies at our Vintage Girls Camp. Our activities focus on life as experienced by a young girl in the late 1800’s. One thing remains the same every year- “tea” at the Whitelock House, one of our 11 buildings which has been restored as a Victorian era home. The girls learn manners, the proper way to set a table and habits and activities of a Victorian household. But what the girls look forward to most is the yummy foods they eat while sampling different teas.
Each day begins with cooking class. The girls have tackled many types of food, from hand churned ice cream to making the best slick dumplings you have ever put in your mouth. They’ve made butter, Maryland beaten biscuits and hardtack which has become a yearly request. The goodies they make in cooking class are eaten each day at the “tea” at Whitelock. There is a daily theme such as “Laundry Day” or “Day on the Farm”. All activities focus on the theme for the day which may include games, hands on demonstrations, special visitors, field trips and crafts.
Our goal is to give the girls a glimpse of life as lived in the mid to late 19th Century including the everyday clothing which would have been worn. Accordingly we supply the young ladies with a long skirt and bonnet. And for a week they truly are “Vintage Girls”.
Here’s the details on camp:
Vintage Girls Camp
Dates/Time: Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28 2019 ---SOLD OUT!!!
Location: Adkins Historical & Museum Complex, 100 Bratten St, Mardela Springs MD
Cost: $95 per girl
Age eligibility: Completed 2nd Grade thru 6th Grade
Contact: Lynette Kenney, Phone :410-726-8544
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