One of the important functions of our museum is education. We have many images showing the various programs we used to offer in the past and, thankfully, we’re still going strong on the education front with an amazing Education Department and program offering. I’m not completely sure what’s going on in the above picture from 1983, but the kids sure do look cute in their boats and hats!
This was part of a figurehead program in 1983 where the kids learned how they were made. They they had their outlines drawn on paper to show what they might look like as a figurehead.
I’ve seen several pictures like this one from 1981 where the children appear to be carving and/or decorating a small rectangular object. I’ve yet to see any finished product images though, so I’m not certain what exactly it is they are doing.