Calling all 4 to 7 Year Olds! Vacation with the Presidents!

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Date: January 22, 2016
Contact: Jessica Pilkington, 617-773-1177
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Adams National Historical Park News Release

Release Date: January 22, 2016 - For Immediate Release.

For more information, contact Jessica Pilkington, Beale House, 617-773-1177.

Calling all 4 –7 year olds!

Vacation with the Presidents!

QUINCY, MA –During February School Vacation Week, join Braintree Teacher and National Park Service Volunteer Kelly at the Adams National Historical Park Visitor Center for an hour of storytelling and activities to learn some of the lesser-known lives of our American presidents! The fun filled schedule includes:

Tuesday, February 16 from 1:30 p.m. –2:30 p.m.

George, Paul, John, and Ben by Lane Smith. This picture book tells the story of George Washington, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson before they became Founding Fathers. Following the story, Kelly will lead everyone making candles to bring home!

Wednesday, February 17 from 1:30 p.m. –2:30 p.m.

Dangerous Crossing: The Revolutionary Voyage of John Quincy Adams by Stephen Krensky. In 2016 if we want to go to France we hop on a plane. In 1778 when John Adams brought his 10 year old son Johnny they had to survive a dangerous boat ride that took weeks! After story time, everyone can make hand-print ships!

Thursday, February 18 from 1:30 p.m. –2:30 p.m.

A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCrisofano. Budding scientists may be excited to learn that John Quincy Adams loved studying the skies! This book talks about Black Holes and how scientists find them. After, create someconstellations of your own in a nifty art project!

Friday, February 19 from 1:30 p.m. –2:30 p.m.

Wackiest White House Pets by Gibbs Davis. Almost 400 pets have lived in the White House –including John Quincy Adams's pet alligator! What other wacky animals have lived there? This hour will end with everyone making an alligator puppet to take back home.

The National Park Service Visitor Center is located at the Galleria at Presidents Place, 1250 Hancock Street. Validated Parking is in the garage in the rear of the building and accessed via Seville Street. Each story hour is free and geared toward children ages 4 –7. For more information, please contact Jessica Pilkington at 617-773-1177 or

Adams National Historical Park includes the birthplaces of the second and sixth presidents of the United States, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, along with the "Old House at Peace field," home to both presidents and four generations of their distinguished family. During the open season, April 19 through November 10, tickets to the historic homes can be purchased at the Visitor Center located at 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy. A free park trolley transports visitors from the Visitor Center to the Birthplaces and the "Old House at Peace field" for a two and a half hour tour. The first tour leaves at 9:15 a.m. and the last tour leaves at 3:15 p.m., seven days a week including federal holidays. Tickets are $10.00 for adults (children 15 and under are free) and sold on a first-come, first-served basis.\"���C�� 

Last updated: January 22, 2016

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