The Huntington Historical Society - Passport to the Past Summer Camp

Are you looking for a unique, non-competitive summer camp for your children ages 7 to 12 where they can experience history hands-on?

The Huntington Historical Society offers its camp, Passport to the Past, each summer to bring history to life.

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About Passport to the Past Summer Camp

Campers will be able to wear colonial costumes, play original colonial games, tour historical sites, handle various historical artifacts that typically are viewed only behind glass displays in museums, and enjoy hands-on colonial-era activities such as:

  • Weaving on looms
  • Carding wool
  • Limberjack toy making
  • Butter churning
  • Candle dipping
  • Writing with a quill

The camp consists of two two-week, half-day (9am – 12pm) sessions starting in mid July and finishing at the beginning of August.



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About Huntington Historical Society

With a legacy reaching back to 1903, the Huntington Historical Society has spent over 100 years protecting and interpreting the history of our town and the central Long Island region.

The Society now maintains five national register historic properties – two as house museums, one for a gallery and display space for exhibiting selected portions of our collection. The fourth houses our administration office and our extensive Resource Center and Archives and the fifth, The Adams House is on the property of the Kissam House and is not open to the public. The Society shares the legacy it is preserving by sponsoring educational festivals, a lecture series, school programs and summer educational programs.

Each spring we trace the journey of wool from sheep shearing to weaving in our Sheep to Shawl Festivals. In the summer, we celebrate our diverse heritage with children’s games and craft demonstrations. As the leaves turn and the local apple crop ripens, we celebrate nature’s bounty with our Apple Festival.

School groups tour our house museums during the school year. Over the summer, children journey back in time via our Passport to the Past program.

Lectures on a variety of historical topics are presented once a month in the spring and fall. Each fall the Society offers a Historic House Tour for the enjoyment of the community and to shine a light on the history of Huntington.



The Huntington Historical Society Mission

The Huntington Historical Society of Huntington, NY is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the focal point for preserving the ongoing heritage of the Town of Huntington. We support this mission through public education programs, maintaining museums, collections and a regional research center; promoting the preservation of historic buildings and sites; and by partnering with local and regional institutions.



The Huntington Historical Society Vision

The Huntington Historical Society will be totally integrated in the life and interest of the community as the visually and technologically accessible source of regional historical information and knowledge.

We invite you to take a little time to learn about the many activities, educational and recreational, which the Society provides for you. Take a tour through our web site and find out about our five historic properties, our extensive archives, genealogy program, collections, Antiques Show and many exhibits. Enjoy your tour and remember "The longer you can look back, the further you can look forward."

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Additional Information

Name: Huntington Historical Society
Camp Location*: 209 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743.
Phone: 631-427-7045 ext. 404