The Visiting Cousins program operates 7 weeks through the summer school break. During their stay, participants act as visiting relatives to Kings Landings families, dress in period costume and participate in as many 19th century activities as possible, associated with one of the historic homes in the village. Necessary life skills are practiced, including cooking, butter making, needlepoint, wool processing, working with the blacksmith, gardener, carpenter, and farmer. They also attend the 1840 one-room schoolhouse each day.
Their day starts early with structured activities before they enter the historical settlement and continues into the evening with games, songs and drama. Visiting Cousins have so much fun they don’t realize they are learning history. They make lasting friendships with children from across North America and beyond.
Visiting Cousins is offered to children between the ages of 9 and 14. The following weeks are now available for Visiting Cousins in 2015:
Please Contact Programming Coordinator: Pam.Gilbert2@gnb.ca (506)363-4954 for registration forms.