The NAWCC National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia, PA, has declared Tuesday, October 15, to be Homeschool Day at the Museum!
Families who homeschool their children are invited to spend time at the Museum on this day from 10 AM to 3 PM and participate in the following crafts and activities:
- Learn how water can be used to tell time
- Make a working clock to take home
- Go on a scavenger hunt through the Museum exhibits
- Learn how the sun can be used to tell time
- Play time-related games
- See a watch or clockmaker at work and learn about the special techniques used, such as artistic skills for decorating
Clockmakers have always taken pride in designing and creating timepieces that are works of art. For example, stenciling the glass on the front of wooden shelf clocks was a 19th-century craft and design technique (and it is still used today). Demonstrations held throughout the day will inform and entertain families on topics such as this, plus they will be able to see firsthand how a clock becomes a work of art.
Registration for this special Homeschool Day is required by October 11th. The cost per student, age 6 and over, is $10 with no charge for an accompanying adult. For each additional adult attending there is a $6 charge. There is no charge for children under 6 years of age (unless they want to make a clock for $6).
To purchase tickets online, you will need to "Create a new account" (link under sign in button) before registering. If you already have an account, please sign in with your email and password.
The NAWCC Watch & Clock Museum is located at 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512. To register or for more information, contact us at 717-684-8261, ext. 234, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions, hours, and general Museum information, visit our website at www.museumoftime.org.
About the NAWCC
The NAWCC, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable education organization with a worldwide membership of more than 11,000. The NAWCC is the world’s largest museum, research library, educational institution, and international community dedicated to clocks, watches, time, and timekeeping. We are committed to being the premiere educator and advocate for horology and everyone interested in the story of time.