Sams House July 2013 Events


“Explore Your History” is Focus of July 2013 Activities at Sams House

The following article is provided by Brevard County Parks and recreation.  Get out and explore some of these great events during July.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Throughout the month of July, Sams House at Pine Island presents a series of programs that focus on “Exploring Your History.” Most of these programs are offered at a suggested donation of $1 per person in support of education programs at Sams House. A two-day painting workshop is offered through local artist, AnnaJo and costs $150 per person.

Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Acrylic Painting Workshop with AnnaJo: Budding or experienced artists are invited to participate in a two-day Plein Air Acrylic Painting workshop. Cost is $150/person for two days of instruction (not including supplies). Contact AnnaJo at (321) 536-9072 or to reserve and get a supply list.

Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Fashion 1870 to 1890: A Look at How Women Tortured Themselves as Slaves to Fashion: Join Diana Sageser and Mary Morgan for this talk on historic feminine fashions. Artifacts and reproductions of actual clothing will be on display, as well as modern,period-correct patterns and catalogs of the time. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during the noon hour break.

Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. to noon – Paddles, Sails, and Steam: Early Travels on the Indian River Lagoon:
From the comfort of the air-conditioned cabin,we’ll explore the history of water travel on the Lagoon, as well as the impacts on natural and human resources.

Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Restoration of Historic Homes Illuminates Stories of the Past:
Learn how the historic Sams house and Cabin were restored so that the stories they contained could be told. A tour of the homes will follow the presentation.

Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to11 a.m. – Children’s Story Hour and Craft: “Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle:” Experience the life of a bullfrog. Read by Sams staff, the story will be followed by an educational craft activity.

Every Thursday and Saturday, 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Historic House and Cabin Tour: Tour the inside of Brevard County’s oldest standing home (Sams Cabin – 1875) and the adjacent 1888 Florida vernacular-style home.

John Sams was a citrus grower, businessman, and the first Superintendent of Brevard County Schools. The Sams House at Pine Island is owned and operated by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. The Center is located at 6195 North Tropical Trail in Merritt Island, a half-mile west of State Road 3. It is open Thursdays to Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information,call 321-449-4720.

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