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Virtual Family Learning Day | Our Favorite Stories
Experience the Western Reserve Historical Society from the comfort of your own home in our first Virtual Family Learning Day! On July 15, our experts will be sharing their favorite lessons from history with young learners of all ages in a series of fun and interactive digital programs.
Schedule of Presentations
Please note that there will be additional time at the end of each presentation for Q&A.
10:00-10:30am | Age 5-7
Presenter: Lisa Pettry, Hale Farm & Village Education & Public Programs Manager
Follow the fleece from sheep to the weaving shuttle on a journey through seasons on the farm. Young listeners in this interactive online session will hear David Edwards’ story, “The Pen That Pa Built,” then watch everyday materials from the kitchen or garden add color to wool through the magic of natural dyeing. Registered families will receive PDF instructions to experiment with color at home.
11:00-11:40am | Age 8-12
Presenter: Pamela Dorazio-Dean, Associate Curator of Italian History
Italian food has become one of the most popular foods in the United States, but that wasn’t always the case. In this presentation, learn about the history of Italian food and its rise to popularity, with a special focus on everybody’s favorites: pizza and pasta! Plus, learn about Cleveland’s own Chef Boyardee’s role in giving the masses a taste for garlic and tomato sauce.
12:00-12:50pm | Age 13+
Presenter: Eric Rivet, Curator of Collections & Exhibits
Explore the history of NASA’s Apollo Space Program, which landed twelve men on the moon in the 1960s and 1970s. Join Chief Curator Eric Rivet for a discussion of the history of the Apollo Program’s successes and failures, and also the technology behind the Saturn V rocket and the Apollo spacecraft.
How to Register
Register and reserve your spot using the options below. This event will be held through the Zoom platform. When you register, we will email you a link that will allow you to join the course, as well as all necessary login information and instructions.
Participants are welcome to attend more than one session. In order to do so, simply add the registration for the additional session(s) you would like to attend before completing your order.