Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announces that Old Bethpage Village Restoration will host a Junior Apprentice Program this summer.
The Junior Apprentice Program is a five-day session that offers children ages 9 – 12 to experience the life of an 1800’s child! Participants of the program will dress up in pre-Civil War period clothing, learn historic crafts and perform old-time farm chores, make ice cream in a hand cranked ice cream maker, learn lessons in an 1845 schoolhouse, learn and play 1860’s games, make a scarecrow, and practice old time military drills.
You can choose one of three sessions: June 26th –June 30th; July 10th – July 14th; August 7th – August 11th. Capacity for each session is limited and there is a fee of $250 for the session. For more information and applications, please call: (516) 572-8400.
About Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Old Bethpage Village Restoration provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th Century American village set on more than 200 acres. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Entrance fees are: $10 for adults, $7 for children (5 – 12), seniors and volunteer firefighters. Old Bethpage Village Restoration is located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage (Exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway).
For more information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museum, please call: (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.