Colonial Family Fun Day

Colonial Family Fun Day
Hager House Presents Afternoon of Frontier Games

Hagerstown, MD (August 17, 2009): The staff of the Jonathan Hager House invites you to bring the whole family on Saturday August 29, 2009 from 1pm to 4pm for a fun-filled afternoon of colonial competition.
The Colonial Family Fun Day at the Hager House is a chance for kids of all ages to learn about the history and rules of some popular pastimes from the American frontier. According to The City of Hagerstown's Historic Sites Facilitator, John Bryan, "Not only will visitors learn about some of the historical background behind fashionable colonial era games such as nine pins and quoits but the will have a chance to play them as well." Bryan adds, "If you've ever wanted to knock over a Kegel or throw a shutout in Quoits, then this program is for you! There will also be a few tried and true favorites like sack racing, rolling the hoop and blind man's bluff that everyone is sure to enjoy."
Registration is required for Colonial Family Fun Day, so please contact the Hager House by 4pm Friday, August 21, 2009 to reserve your spot. A small admission fee of $5.00 is charged per family, which includes a tour of the 270-year-old home of the town founder and admission to all of the day's activities. The Jonathan Hager House and Museum is located in Hagerstown's beautiful City Park at 110 Key Street.
To make a reservation or for more information about the City of Hagerstown's historic sites and upcoming events and programs, please call 301-739-8393, e-mail hagerhouse@hagerstownmd.org or visit www.hagerhouse.org.