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IN PERSON and ONLINE Cook or Craft Take-Home Kits at The Whaling Museum & Education Center

IN PERSON and ONLINE Cook or Craft Take-Home Kits

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  • Jan. 01, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2021, any time
  • The Whaling Museum & Education Center
  • 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Adult, All Ages
  • $10 per kit to be picked up at museum, virtual lesson is free

NEW SEASONAL OFFER: SAILOR’S VALENTINE Did you know that whalers brought home a special souvenir for their loved ones called a Sailor’s Valentine? Learn to identify different shells that may have been used to create these beautiful works of art and design a Sailor’s Valentine for yourself or a loved one.

NEW FOOD FOR THOUGHT: MUG-CAKE EDITION Roll up your sleeves and join the museum to travel back in time to a Victorian kitchen. Discover what kinds of treats and sweets Long Islanders enjoyed 150 years ago, and how they kept food fresh before refrigeration. Cook up a modern version of a historic recipe in your very own microwave with a Museum Mug & cake kit from the museum.

SCRIMSHAW CARVING Explore scrimshaw, a true American folk art. See examples from the museums collection and discover how whalers carved teeth, bones and baleen into beautiful works of art. Sketch, carve, and ink a “fauxshaw” keepsake box.

CORN HUSK DOLL MAKING Explore the folktale of the corn husk doll, a traditional craft shared by Native American and colonist families. Learn how corn husk dolls were created and craft your own figure using corn husks and other materials provided in the craft kit.

SEAGLASS WHIMSIES Explore the fascinating history of glass and learn how to identify shards of seaglass by color. Create a beautiful, beachy ornament to hang up at home.

About The Whaling Museum & Education Center

301 Main Street

Cold Spring Harbor, NY