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IN PERSON Family Enrichment Experience: Saturday Morning Lenape Life Program

  • Oct. 17, 2020 through Nov. 28, 2020, Saturdays, 10-11am
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion
  • 895 Shore Road, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $10

Bartow-Pell’s authentically fabricated Northeast Woodlands wigwam serves as the backdrop for this interactive family program on Lenape culture and lifestyle. It is where history meets social anthropology, earth science, and biodiversity, as well as environmental stewardship. In this outdoor setting, families are invited to sit on stumps from felled trees and learn about shelter, clothing, food, language, and music from a Bartow-Pell Museum Educator. Families will also have the opportunity to view artifacts from the museum’s teaching collection, search for animal tracks, and discuss the treaty that took place under the forest canopy 366 years ago between the Lenape Chiefs and Thomas Pell of Fairfield, Connecticut. Day of Trip Guidelines: Please dress appropriately for an outdoor adventure: i.e., closed shoes or boots, rain gear, long sleeves, and long pants, gloves, hats, etc. Advanced reservations required. 

About Bartow-Pell Mansion

895 Shore Road

Bronx, NY


    Built between 1836 and 1842, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum exemplifies a type of country living that existed in the Pelham Bay Park area in the early 19th Century. Officially open as a museum since 1946, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum's mansion, gardens and landscape offer visitors a source of serenity in the urban landscape. Many city children and their teachers participate in education programs and connect to the history of the site. Mansion tours, public programs and classes allow children and adults to expand their horizons in an exceptional setting.

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