Hoecakes and Whirligigs

Hoecakes and Whirligigs Week is about to begin. And what, you may ask, is that?

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is helping kids get in touch with their inner historian, or at least have a lot of fun, by creating arts and crafts days devoted to the work and play of children on Martha’s Vineyard in the late 1700s. Each session will have different activities to try, such as making butter, processing wool from the sheep to fabric, candle making and, beginning Tuesday, July 10, cooking hoecakes.

These programs are appropriate for children ages 5 to 12.

Programs run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon with an additional afternoon session on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost for museum members is $50 per session or $125 for a week (of four sessions). Activities for nonmembers is $65 per session or $175 for a week.

Reservations are required for individual sessions or an entire week. Call 508-627-4441, extension 110.