AUBURN — The Knight House will be open for a kids’ living history day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The event will coincide with the Great Falls Balloon Festival. 

The Androscoggin Historical Society’s put together a program called “Work … then Play,” which will give children of all ages insight into daily life in the 19th century.

The Knight House, located beside the falls in Auburn, was built in 1796 and is the oldest house in downtown Auburn. It sits with the Downing Shoe Shop, in which shoes used to be handmade. Both buildings will be open for tours at the same hours.

The various activity stations are hands-on experiences to learn about hauling water with a shoulder yoke, washing clothes with a scrub board and homemade soap, wringing clothes with a wringer, and grinding herbs with a mortar and pestle. Play activities include tops, hoop rolling, pick-up sticks and ball-and-cup.

FMI: 207-784-0586.


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