Americana Days and summer camps are among the upcoming highlights at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.
Guests are invited to celebrate America’s greatest traditions and pastimes during fun-filled Americana Days. This family friendly event will feature carnival food, educational activities, live music, farm animals and local artisan vendors. Other highlights will include historic games and crafts, a museum-wide scavenger hunt and badminton by Rally Niagara Badminton.
Americana Days will be celebrated on Saturday, July 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 7 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
A variety of summer camps will also be offered at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.
Encore Music Education and Entertainment will present Rock Camp — a week-long program that teaches students all different elements of music: tempo, pitch, tune and rhythm with an emphasis on rock ’n roll. Each day, students will have improvisational labs, vocal exercises, rhythm studies and band practice. Throughout the week, campers will be put into groups to rehearse for their final concert. The week will conclude with a live concert on Saturday at BNHV.
Youth Group Week, for ages 8 to 12, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8-13. Teenage Group Week, for ages 13 to 17, takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 -20.
The cost is $250.
Students in grades 8 through 12 will have a chance to learn what goes on behind the scenes at BNHV during Junior Curator Summer Camp. Participants will tour the collections storage facility and learn about accessioning artifacts. This is a hands-on program where students will learn about conservation, preservation and proper handling techniques for artifacts. They will also work in teams to create an exhibit plan and install their exhibit at BNHV. This program will be presented by curator Jessica Johnson. Please bring a bagged lunch. Space is limited to 10 students and the cost is $80 for members and $100 for nonmembers. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23-25.
Miss Sara's Sheep and Wool Class is a three-day program where children have the opportunity to learn hands-on how wool is processed from sheep sheerings to a finished woven product. Participants will learn about sheep’s wool, felting, carding, spinning and dyeing. Students will also make journals, portable looms and other craft projects. This program is for children ages 8 and up, and space is limited to 10 guests. The cost is $80 for members and $100 for nonmembers, and the camp runs from noon to 4 p.m. July 26-28 and Aug. 23-25.
Heritage Games EDventure will give youngsters a chance to explore how children in the 19th century lived and played. This program is packed full of activities and excitement! Children will play historic games as well as make toys and crafts to take home and share with family and friends. Some activities will include learning the game of croquet, making balance and parachute toys, tin punching, churning butter and more. This program is for children ages 8 and up; please bring a bagged lunch. Space is limited to 15 children and the cost is $80 for members and $100 for nonmembers. Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6-8.
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. For more information, please visit www.bnhv.org, call 689-1440 or follow the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Buffalo-Niagara-Heritage-Village/337016146317191?fref=ts.