Kids can learn what life was like for them during the War of 1812 through program on April 12 in Canton
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:30 am

CANTON -- Learn what it was like to be a kid in Sackets Harbor during the War of 1812 at 11 a.m. April 12 at the Second Saturday Children’s Program at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St.

This free monthly educational program is designed for kids ages four to 10 and their caregivers.

North Country author Hope Irvin Marston will share what it was like for kids living in Sackets Harbor in 1812 and what roles children played during wartime.

Marston will read from her most recent book, Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey, and will explain what a powder monkey did and why it was such an important job.

Kids will also have the opportunity to create an 1812 ship scene. Info: 386-8133 or info@slcha.org.