The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Northumberland County

July 11, 2013

History Camp at Priestley House

NORTHUMBERLAND — There’s still time for youngsters to sign up for History Camp at the Joseph Priestley House in Northumberland later this month.

Lindy Fasold and Dixie Gavason, teachers in the Shikellamy School District, have invited Dr. Priestley, the discoverer of oxygen, and his friend Dr. Thomas Cooper to visit the camp. Portrayed by living history interpreters wearing 18th century clothing, Dr. Priestley will perform some of his world-famous experiments and Dr. Cooper will show interesting rocks and Indian arrowheads he has found in and around Northumberland.

Camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon on July 24, 25, and 26. The theme is “Everyday Life with the Priestleys.” Crafts, games, stories, and snack time are part of each day’s activities. Children in first through sixth grade may participate. The fee is $30 per child. The registration deadline is July 22.

For a copy of the registration form or information call (570) 286-4083 or download a form at www.josephpriestleyhouse.org

 

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