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Archives and Crafts

Massachusetts: Metro Boston

Program to Go at your site


Historic New England’s archive is filled with clues about grown-ups and kids who have lived in our area over the last several hundred years. This program gives you a chance to examine copies of old letters, journals, scrapbooks, and advertisements to learn more about their lives. Then get creative as you design your own projects. Write with a quill pen, make your own card games or dream house scrapbooks, or try various printing techniques.

Offered as a single session or a multi-week course. Possible activities are listed below. Contact us to customize a program for your group.

  • Sew a simple journal
  • Design stationary or use a quill pen to write a letter
  • Make trivia or picture card games
  • Paper Dream House Scrapbooks
  • Design your own advertising card.
  • Make your own scrapbook
  • Make a self-portrait
  • Make wallpaper using block printing techniques
  • “Letter Press:” print your own words and phrases using foam letters.


Weekdays, year round
60 - 90 minutes
Ages 7 - 10

   • $100 per session
   • Add a second session on the same day for $50.

Type of Program:
Programs to Go, Summer Programs, After School, Scouts

Related Topics:
Story & Crafts

Request this program:
Telephone:(617) 994-5939

Archives and Crafts