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!!

Grace Labossiere

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