Colonial Crafts


An intimate slice of daily life in Brooklyn in the 1700’s. Classes divide into small groups, each exploring one traditional household craft. Activities include making bread starters, wool production and weaving, sewing and candle making.

Offered At

The Old Stone House

The Old Stone House Building is a reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House. Located in Washington Park, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in Brooklyn, it marks the place where the original Dutch farmstead stood and the culminating engagement of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. It also commemorates the birthplace of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is a Historic House Trust of New York City site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our school programs connect Brooklyn’s past and present through child-centered learning in an intimate setting. Students discover the 17th and 18th centuries through real life experiences and hands-on activities at the Old Stone House & Washington Park.

Our education programs encourage student inquiry, accommodate a variety of learning styles and support learning in accordance with these New York State Standards for Social Studies:
New York State & U.S. History
Civics, Citizenship & Government



History, Colonial Times, 17th Century, Nutrition, Agriculture, Social Studies


32 students


90 min.


School Based Program


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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