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Children's Hour - A Rose By Any Other Name

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In Romeo and Juliet, when Shakespeare wrote “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” did he have rose hips in mind? Probably not, but we do! That’s why we’re making sweet and fragrant rose hip candy at this week’s children’s hour. Come learn about this beautiful beach plant, its power packed vitamin C uses, and make some delicious candy with us to enjoy! Have you ever considered what grows all around us? From food to technology, medicine to spirituality, nature can truly provide us with everything we need. Starting May 1st to the end of August at Children's Hour, we are focusing traditional uses of indigenous plants.

Children’s Hour at Tomaquag Museum is a FREE public program held every Wednesday morning from 10:00-11:00 am for children of all ages. Each week features a different interactive lesson. Through music, dance, storytelling, crafts and Narragansett language, museum educators focus on Indigenous New England history, culture and art.

Thank you to our sponsors from USDA Rural Development Grant and Rhode Island State Council for the Arts! For more information, contact us at 401-491-9063 or email  

Earlier Event: August 21
Beaded Indian Corn Workshop
Later Event: August 24
FREE Children's Beading Workshop