Monthly Archives: June 2015

Hunting for Treasure

Sunday, June 7th was DHPT’s first specifically kids’ focused event!

After arriving at 1pm and decorating “treasure chest” bags for the goodies they were about to find, kids had a chance to try the game of Graces- a popular 19th century children’s pastime.

As the Treasure Hunt began, kids took turns reading clues and following a treasure map around the Akin property to find hidden boxes of prizes. Each prize correlated to the piece of history Bob Barboza would then present in a set of “mini-talks” about the 1762 house at each prize location. Children were taught about some of the key facets of the Akin family history including the house’s age and Mr. Akin’s profession as a shipbuilder.

After finishing the clues, kids were invited on a tour of the Akin house, led by historian Peggi Medeiros.

The last activity of the afternoon consisted of attaching a few charms found during the hunt to bracelets and bookmarks to take home and remember their day.

To read more and see several pictures taken by Seth Thomas of Dartmouth Week, check out the article posted HERE!

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the event, and our trusty board members and volunteers for the time and effort put into the whole day!!

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Dartmouth Town Meeting TODAY

Today’s the day! DARTMOUTH TOWN MEETING is in order and funding for the Akin House project will get it’s final vote!

We believe with this final phase of the Akin House project DHPT will be able to finalize restoration on the house and start our programing agenda as an educational heritage facility. Dartmouth is privileged to possess a historic home such as this one, and with this last funding requested, DHPT will be able to ensure that the Akin House is preserved for many generations to come.

For more information on our vision for the project see HERE.

For more on the history of the Elihu Akin House HERE.

For more on the restoration we’ve done thus far see HERE.

THANK YOU, Dartmouth community, for your support, and Town Meeting members for your vote!!

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