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May 4, 2006

CW's Bassett Hall site of 2006 museum family programs

Bassett Hall, the Williamsburg home of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Abby, serves as the location for 2006 family-friendly museum programs. Young guests have the opportunity to tour Bassett Hall and create a piece of artwork to take home. Programs are included in museum admission and feature:

  • Abby’s Art—10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays through October 30. See the art and be the artist. See the folk art Abby Aldrich Rockefeller loved, and then create your own piece to take home.
  • Wee Folk—10:30 a.m. Fridays, May 19 through August 11. Children ages 3-7 and their adult friends explore the Bassett Hall gardens and grounds through stories and activities. Meet in the Bassett Hall Reception Center.
  • Explore Folk Art--2:30 p.m. Fridays, May 19 and June 2, 16, 30, July 14, 28 and August 11. Drop in and create a work of art based on the folk art at Bassett Hall.
  • Art Stop--10:30 a.m. every other Saturday, June 3, 17, July 1, 15, 29, August 12 and 26. Participants will create a work of art based on a daily theme during this family drop-in art program.

    A two-story 18th-century frame house near Colonial Williamsburg's Capitol, Bassett Hall is set on 585-acre tract of woodlands. In addition to the home, the property includes a teahouse and three original outbuildings: a smokehouse, kitchen and dairy.

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