A Kid’s Life at the Vanderbilt

Experience A Kid’s Life at Eagle’s Nest, a new workshop offered by the Vanderbilt Museum’s Education Department. On Saturday, December 7th from 10am-12pm children will tour the mansion, decorated for the holidays, with an educator and hear stories about the Vanderbilt children and their family.

Children can learn what it was like a Vanderbilt during the 1930s in a stunning Gold Coast mansion.

Like the young Vanderbilts (William III, Muriel and Consuelo), workshop participants will listen to 1930s radio programs and play period games such as jacks, marbles, and checkers, in the upstairs parlor. This is where the family played games, sat by the fireplace, played music on the 1,476-pipe Aeolian organ, and listened to programs and music on the radio.

Fee: $20 / $18 for members. Advanced registration is required.

For grades K-5 and up.

For more information or to register, please call 631-854-5539.

Karen Fortuna is a freelance writer who can be reached at [email protected]

 

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