ConEd Family Day: Design Your Own Hand-Held Fan Activity Kit (pick up)


Saturday Aug. 13, 13 PM


Free, no registration required. Please come to the Mansion between 1 PM and 3 PM to pick up your activity kit materials.

Stay cool this summer like they did in the past by designing your own hand-held fan! Before air-conditioning was invented, people kept themselves cool by using hand-held fans. These fans could be simple or elaborate, and people could even send messages to one another by holding their fans in different positions. Learn more about the secret language of fans and make your own unique fan with art supplies contained in your activity kit bag. Activity kits are available for pick up at the Mansion on August 13 from 1-3 PM.

Free; no registration required for activity kit pick up. Limit of four bags per family. 

How do I collect my activity kit? Activity kits are located in the 18th century kitchen in the basement of Morris-Jumel Mansion. Please go down the stairs on the right-hand side of the porch and knock on the door. A masked staff member will bring your bags out to you.