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April School Vacation week

April 17 @ 9:30 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm

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Phillis Wheatley – Daughter of Liberty

Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21

Learn about the life of poet and Patriot Phillis Wheatley, who was part of the congregation at Old South Meeting House. During her short lifetime, she corresponded with George Washington, traveled to England, wrote of the tyranny of slavery, and became an international celebrity with the publication of her book of poems in 1773. Search the museum for clues about Phillis Wheatley and other rebellious characters in the building’s history, try writing a short verse with a goose-feather pen, and hear Wheatley’s powerful words set to music!

Visit http://www.osmh.org/calendar for details. All activities are included with Museum Admission; FREE for Boston residents aged 18 and under and accompanying adult with identification

Monday, April 17
9:30 am – 5 pm Museum Scavenger Hunt – Poets, Rebels, and More! (Ages 6 & up)
Explore our main hall to learn about 18th-century poet Phillis Wheatley and some of the many other men, women and children that have been important parts of this building’s history for almost 300 years!

9:30 am – 5 pm Tots’ Corner (Babies through young children and their caregivers)
Relax with a book in a cozy family pew.

Tuesday, April 18

9:30 am – 5 pm Museum Scavenger Hunt – Poets, Rebels, and More! (Ages 6 & up)
Explore our main hall to learn about 18th-century poet Phillis Wheatley and some of the many other men, women and children that have been important parts of this building’s history for almost 300 years!

9:30 am – 5 pm Tots’ Corner (Babies through young children and their caregivers)
Relax with a book in a cozy family pew.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm “Imagination! who can sing thy force?” - Poetry On Demand (Ages 6 & up)
In the spirit of Phillis Wheatley, the 18th-century enslaved poet who found inspiration for her verse in sermons at Old South Meeting House, visiting poets with vintage typewriters will be on hand at the Meeting House to create custom poems for visitors of all ages. Select a prompt inspired by Wheatley’s work, or request a poem on any topic that’s important to you!

11 am – 1 pm Calling All Artists! (Ages 7 & up)

Engage your ears, eyes and mind by listening to Phillis Wheatley’s poems set to music, illustrating a line from one of her poems, or penning a poem of your own. Let Patriot and poet Phillis Wheatley inspire your senses!

11 am – 4 pm Freedom, Justice, & the Power of the Pen (Ages 7 & up)

Although Phillis Wheatley was living as a free woman and published author in 1773, it would be almost another 100 years before the United States abolished slavery completely. What are your hopes, dreams, or vision for the future of justice and freedom? Share them on our “Phillis Wheatley Freedom Forum” bulletin board.

Wednesday, April 19
9:30 am – 5 pm Museum Scavenger Hunt – Poets, Rebels, and More! (Ages 6 & up)
Explore our main hall to learn about 18th-century poet Phillis Wheatley and some of the many other men, women and children that have been important parts of this building’s history for almost 300 years!

9:30 am – 5 pm Tots’ Corner (Babies through young children and their caregivers)
Relax with a book in a cozy family pew.

11 am – 12:30 pm Quill Pen Writing (Ages 7 & up)
Try your hand at writing with a pen made from a goose feather, like poet Phillis Wheatley!

11 am – 4 pm Freedom, Justice, & the Power of the Pen (Ages 7 & up)

Although Phillis Wheatley was living as a free woman and published author in 1773, it would be almost another 100 years before the United States abolished slavery completely. What are your hopes, dreams, or vision for the future of justice and freedom? Share them on our “Phillis Wheatley Freedom Forum” bulletin board.

Thursday, April 20

9:30 am – 5 pm Museum Scavenger Hunt – Poets, Rebels, and More! (Ages 6 & up)
Explore our main hall to learn about 18th-century poet Phillis Wheatley and some of the many other men, women and children that have been important parts of this building’s history for almost 300 years!

9:30 am – 5 pm Tots’ Corner (Babies through young children and their caregivers)
Relax with a book in a cozy family pew.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm “Imagination! who can sing thy force?” - Poetry On Demand (Ages 6 & up)
In the spirit of Phillis Wheatley, the 18th-century enslaved poet who found inspiration for her verse in sermons at Old South Meeting House, visiting poets with vintage typewriters will be on hand at the Meeting House to create custom poems for visitors of all ages. Select a prompt inspired by Wheatley’s work, or request a poem on any topic that’s important to you!

11 am – 1 pm Calling All Artists! (Ages 7 & up)

Engage your ears, eyes and mind by listening to Phillis Wheatley’s poems set to music, illustrating a line from one of her poems, or penning a poem of your own. Let Patriot and poet Phillis Wheatley inspire your senses!

11 am – 4 pm Freedom, Justice, & the Power of the Pen (Ages 7 & up)

Although Phillis Wheatley was living as a free woman and published author in 1773, it would be almost another 100 years before the United States abolished slavery completely. What are your hopes, dreams, or vision for the future of justice and freedom? Share them on our “Phillis Wheatley Freedom Forum” bulletin board.

Friday, April 21
9:30 am – 5 pm Museum Scavenger Hunt – Poets, Rebels, and More! (Ages 6 and up)
Explore our main hall to learn about 18th-century poet Phillis Wheatley and some of the many other men, women and children that have been important parts of this building’s history for almost 300 years!

9:30 am – 5 pm Tots’ Corner (Babies through young children and their caregivers)
Relax with a book in a cozy family pew.

Details

Start:
April 17 @ 9:30 am
End:
April 21 @ 5:00 pm

Organizer

Old South Meeting House
Phone:
(617) 482-6439
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/OSMHBoston

Venue

Old South Meeting House
310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
Phone:
(617) 482-6439
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