AH-HA! Heritage Sylvania program brings history to kids at home

. April 22, 2020.

The history-minded experts of Heritage Sylvania are hoping to inspire curious minds to stay curious during the COVID shutdown with a series of projects entitled Camp AH-HA!

Short for “At Home History Adventures,” Camp AH-HA is designed to provide families with fun and unique activities to keep young minds engaged and interested in both their own personal history and the history of the Toledo community.

Beginning in the middle of March, Heritage Sylvania has posted a new project to the Camp AH-HA webpage every weekday, offering a variety of at-home projects for children and parents/at-home educators looking to spice up their hours of learning. These have included:

Creating a family tree

-The history of butter-making and how to make butter yourself at home.

-Teaching about the history of the Lathrop House, accompanied by a word search, crossword and more.

-Learning about the job of the curator of a museum, and encouraging children to create their own exhibits based upon what they collect.

-Teaching about that old, ancient form of communication called writing a letter.

Formed in 2019, Heritage Sylvania was born of a merger between three of the area’s most respected historical institutions— the Friends of the Lathrop House, the Sylvania Area Historical Society and the Sylvania Historical Village. The unified group has worked to make history fun for the area’s youth through programs, exhibits and more.

To stay up to date on the latest additions to Heritage Sylvania’s Camp AH-HA program, visit the Heritage Sylvania website or Facebook page.