Summer Museum Camp for Kids

The New London County Historical Society partnered with The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of New London County, CT to host a fun and exciting summer program for kids at the Shaw Mansion.

Twenty-five students from across New London County worked in teams to build an exhibit incorporating materials from our collection to tell the story of their research theme: ancestry and immigration.

Students worked together in groups to select artifacts for the exhibit, research and write exhibit labels, curate the exhibit, and install the exhibit over the course of the program. The goal of the Summer Museum Camp was to engage students in a project, which connects them to the history of their community.

Thank You to our Gracious Supporters

Karen Doroughty
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John Jaye
Barry Conrad
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Robert Winslow
Ann Simmons
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Sponsor a Student with a Campership

Support the NLCHS and Salvation Army in future Museum Camps by donating towards a student’s camp tuition. Your $125 Campership covers all expenses for one student to attend our 3-week museum camp. If you wish to sponsor a child in our program for a week, please click the button below.