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PRESS RELEASE: Adventurous 5th - 8th Graders Sought for July 23-27 History Camp

posted Apr 23, 2012, 11:43 AM by Pamela Davison
April 23, 2012

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead historic site at 5976 Genesee Street (at Pavement Road), Lancaster will host its annual History Camp for students entering 5th through 8th grades from Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, it was announced today. Camp sessions each day will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Cost per student for the week is $125.


Campers will learn about and experience many aspects of life in Western New York during its settlement period in the early 1800s.  Activities will include the chores and games, crafts and trades, and cooking and sewing that young people would have done at that time.  They will participate in the site’s ongoing archaeological studies and learn about artifact care and cataloging. Native American life and American involvement in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War will also be covered in interactive formats.


Registrations for interested students are now being accepted by e-mailing A full description of camp activities is available at the website under “Events.”


The Hull Family Home & Farmstead is the all-volunteer, non-profit historic site under restoration and development into the region’s only Living History experience interpreting settler life in WNY during the 1810-1825 pre-Erie Canal period. Anchored by Erie County’s oldest intact residence from that period c. 1810, the site hosts a variety of seasonal events including Revolutionary War Weekend (September 8-9), selected date weekend tours of the historic home, and the new music and fiber arts Heritage Arts Fair (June 23-24).


Hull Family Home & Farmstead, 5976 Genesee Street at Pavement Road, Lancaster, NY  14086