Kids' Stuff Programs

Walker Tavern Historic Site

Ages: 5 to 15 with accompanying adult
Fee: $7 per child per program (adults are free)
Pre-registration required. Download the 2017 Walker Tavern Kids' Stuff registration form - PDF

We've created some great opportunities for children aged 5-15 with their adult companions to have fun and learn about history. Programs are held from 1 to 3 p.m. on the following dates in 2017.

  • June 28 - Tea with Clara
    Registration closes June 23

    Clara and Henry Ford—yes, the Henry Ford—visited Walker Tavern on a number of occasions. Clara loved to have tea with her friend Mrs. Hewitt. Enjoy tea time as Clara Ford did on this delightful summer Wednesday afternoon.
  • July 19 - Making A Face
    Registration closes July 14

    Before the invention of the camera, people who couldn't afford to have their portrait painted, used scraps of black paper to cut a silhouette of their profile. Though featureless, the silhouette became a true representation of the person. Learn how to make a silhouette and take home a new picture of yourself.
  • August 9 - Exploring Archaeology
    Registration closes August 4

    Through artifacts and interactive displays, discover the daily lives of the people who lived at Walker Tavern Historic Site. Try your hand at throwing an atlatl, a spear-thrower used long ago by Native peoples.
The following is a free, all-ages program that requires pre-registration using the Kids' Stuff form above.
  • June 22-2-23 - Quilt Workshop
    Register by June 16

    Our volunteers will show you basic quilting skills and provide all the materials you'll need to get started. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - bring a sack lunch.

These programs are presented by
Friends of Walker Tavern

Walker Tavern Historic Site—part of the Michigan History Museum System and the MotorCities National Heritage Area—is located 35 miles west of Ann Arbor, in Cambridge Junction Historic State Park; a Recreation Passport is required for park entry. Read more Walker Tavern Historic Site visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 03/07/2017