Join the Falmouth Historical Society and the Thornton Burgess Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen for a family program that brings Burgess’ famed character Peter Cottontail to life. Sandwich native, famed naturalist and children’s book author Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965) created a fictional world of animal friends, advocating respect for nature and wildlife in over 170 publications. The Conant Family who lived in the headquarters of the Falmouth Historical Society were relatives of Burgess’ friend Alice Cook. Cook is the star of Burgess’ 1955 book Aunt Sally’s Friends in Fur, inspired by her devotion to caring for local wildlife.
The program will begin with a story time with Christie Lowrance author of Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess. Following the story time children will receive a bunny finger puppet and participate in a bunny dance, and then create a take home bunny mask. The program will end with a Peter Cottontail Scavenger hunt on the grounds of the Falmouth Historical Society, a setting filled with several gardens and home for many adorable cottontail rabbits.
$20 per child includes puppet and take home craft. Limited Capacity, please pre-register Here.