The Pascack Historical Society (PHS) will continue its celebration of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary Year by teaching today’s children how their counterparts lived, ate, played, dressed, learned and interacted with their families on local farms three centuries ago through the use of Dutch oil painting prints of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Enrollment is limited to Grades 2-5* for “DUTCH DELIGHTS” on Sunday, April 6, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, 19 Ridge Avenue, Park Ridge.
REGISTRATION IS A MUST. $5.00 donation per child (PHS members) $10 donation (non-members). Call PHS President George Sherman at 201-664-7924. ( PHS advises that if you have a student with exceptional interest in art history, age restrictions may be waived on an individual basis.)
Art educator Barbara Farina of River Vale (NJ licensed teacher & PHS member) will engage attendees in interactive discussions and hands-on activities relating to the clothes, manners, food, education, games and family life of children long ago. Youngsters will do a water color painting or colored drawing they can take home to share with their family and friends. Mrs. Farina’s goal is to teach the children that much can be learned about the past, (before photography, the internet, TV, movies, etc.) by observing art works and determining the clues they may contain.
Dutch children celebrated their birthdays by making alphabet cookies (from the Dutch word koekje). PHS Vice President Jackie Martin, her teenage daughters Abbie and Grace all of Westwood, will help youngsters design a cookie bearing their individual initials. The cookies will be baked and ready for the children at day’s end.
Parents are welcome to stay with their children throughout the day.
For further information about PHS or directions log onto www.pascackhistoricalsociety.org