Trades Day at Whitefield Museum

Sun Jun 16, 2024
10:00am to 4:00pm ET
Age: Ages 4 - Adult
Price: FREE
Henry Whitfield State Museum

All ages are invited to immerse themselves in a free program exploring the trade of woodworking with hand tools. TradesUp will offer a STEAM-based learning experience with hands-on activities for participants to gain experience in skills such as basic math, measuring, and hand-eye coordination while developing a sense of confidence and self-sufficiency.

TradesUp, a non-profit organization based in Kent, Connecticut, provides opportunities to try the trades and experience the joy of hands-on creating, making, and problem-solving. Prominent Connecticut woodworker Rick Liegl will also be demonstrating the timeless techniques he uses in carving his woodwork projects, sharing insights about his collection of antique hand tools, and answering questions.

Trades Day will take place rain or shine. Admission to the Whitfield House and Visitor Center exhibit galleries is also free. Support provided by Connecticut Humanities.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.