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"From Rye to Raphael" Homeschool Workshop Ages 7-9


Thursday, May 21, 2015


10:00 AM–03:30 PM

Registration Ended

"From Rye to Raphael" Homeschool Workshop Ages 7-9

Who were William and Henry Walters? How did their collection begin? What was life like in Baltimore during the 1800s?  Join us for an exciting day of learning at the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Historical Society.  In this joint workshop, students will spend the morning exploring the MD Historical Society while participating in hands-on workshops to learn about 19th century life in Baltimore.  In the afternoon, students will discover the rich history of the Walters family and the collection that developed into the museum we know today.

From 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. explore what life was like to live in Baltimore during the 1800s at the Maryland Historical Society. During this workshop students ages 5-8 will have a chance to meet a costumed interpreter and participate in an artifact-based activity.  Students ages 9-12 will have a research session with staff at the Historical Society using primary sources from the collection to answer several questions about 19th century Baltimore.  Parents and chaperones must be present to facilitate lunch for their students from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Discover the Walters story from 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. through this workshop designed exclusively for homeschool students ages 7-9. Participants enjoy an introduction to the museum, a guided tour, studio activity, and post-visit materials.

Please be sure to include your participating student’s name and age when registering online.

In the event this program is sold out, please email to be placed on the waiting list.

Please note: Pre-registration is required. Registration for the 2014-2015 workshop series will begin in August: August 1- Member registration begins; August 8- Public registration begins. Museum members can register early for this popular series!