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Making History Workshops: The Science of 19th Century Ink (Ages 9-13)

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The first of King Manor's FREE weekly summer history workshops for ages 9-13!

Come make your own ink, then try your hand at writing with a quill pen! We will experiment with the ink-making process of the early 19th century, using real recipes and ingredients to mix the same ink used on the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution!

Just as it was in the early 1800s, mixing ink is a chemical reaction – add too much or too little of an ingredient and the whole batch goes foul. Participants will have the chance to experiment with different batches, then test them to figure out which ink works best!

Making History Workshops at King Manor are a FREE weekly summer program for pre-teens and teens (ages 10+), every Wednesday! Every workshop features one project based on the daily lives of the diverse community of Queens in the 1800s, where kids can try their hands at real recipes, methods, and concepts from the 19th century. Join us for these sessions as well:

PLEASE NOTE: RSVP for each session required. Individuals (and siblings) only, no groups.

July 10th - The Science of Ink: Make ink and write with a quill pen
July 17th - Cheesemaking: Make and eat your own cheese!
July 24th - Put a Spin on It: Spin your own wool yarn (and make a bracelet or keychain)
July 31st - Coloring the 1800s: Dyeing fabric naturally in the 19th century

August 7th - Traveling Teas: Taste teas from across the 19th century world and make your own blend
August 14th - Doughnuts! Need we say more? Make your own doughnuts over an outdoor fire, 1800s style!


King Manor Museum
(718) 206-0545


King Manor
150-03 Jamaica Ave
Queens, NY 11432 United States
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