Spring Break Mini Camp - 'Clean as a Whistle' - John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

Date: 03/26/13
Hours: 1-3pm
Ages: YE
Price: $15/child per day
400 Jay St. - 914-232-5651 x101
Katonah, NY 10536

Description: "Clean As a Whistle." How did people keep clean, bathe, and do their laundry 200 years ago? How often did they take a bath? If there was no indoor plumbing, where were their bathrooms? Elementary school children will tour William Jay's bedroom and the cellar kitchen to learn about personal hygiene 200 years ago, and make their own soap in this 2-hour drop-off program. Advance reservations and payment in full are required, and can be made by phoning John Jay Homestead's Education Department at 914-232-5651 x101.