Americana Family Day

Sunday, June 30, 2013
11:00 am

Make the Clark part of your summer plans and join us for a free Americana Family Day!

Step back in time to walk among the sights and sounds of nineteenth-century America as painted by George Inness and Winslow Homer. Admission to the galleries is free all day, so be sure to check out the exhibitions Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History and George Inness: Gifts from Frank and Katherine Martucci.

Headlining the day are folk singers Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, better known as Sarah Lee and Johnny, who will perform family sing-alongs at 12:05 pm and 2:50 pm. Scheduled activities include:

  • 11:10 am and 1:55 pm: Nineteenth-century folk tales with storyteller Tim Van Egmund
  • 11:30 am – 4 pm: Old-fashioned contests, starting at half past each hour, include pie-eating contests, sack races, food games, and games of strength
  • 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm: The District School—learn about school life in the 1800s
  • 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm: Your Day in Court—learn about the history of U.S. justice.
  • 1 pm and 3:45 pm: Sea chanty performances by Forebitter

All-day activities include:

  • Hay rides around the Schow lily pond
  • Fly fishing lessons by Orvis
  • Roving appearances by performance artists The Silver Swimmers
  • Art-making projects including making the sea in a jar, nautical tote bags, thaumatrope optical illusions, and sailors' valentines
  • Drop-in print making workshop
  • The General Store: Peruse wares and visit baby barnyard animals from Bradley Farm Market and Pumpkin Patch Quilters
  • Building Lincoln Log houses
  • Lawn games, including shuttlecock, croquet, giant chess, and hoop and stick
  • Meet-and-greet with President Abraham Lincoln, played by Howard Wright
  • Performances by barbershop quartet Shave and a Haircut
  • Fun photo opportunities in a nineteenth-century-style photo booth
  • Americana-themed toys for sale from local favorite Where'd You Get That!?

A food court will feature the flavors of international cuisine.

Please note: This public event will be photographed by the Clark.

This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.