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Written by:  Janice Lewine
Date: August 1, 2012

Duke Homestead in Durham celebrates the young and young-at-heart at its Summer Children's Festival Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The fun-filled event includes kid-friendly crafts, mule-drawn wagon rides, face painting, a bubble pool, an archaeological dig for special prizes and a beanbag toss.

In the historic area, costumed interpreters demonstrate 19th-century games, rag doll making and rolling hoop races. Children can learn how to make butter and bake cookies in the homestead's kitchen. Other special treats include tractor-churned ice cream and musicians playing traditional fiddle and banjo music. Admission is free.

The event is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Second Saturdays Program. Duke Homestead is located at 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham. For more information, call 919-477-5498 or visit dukehomestead.yolasite.com.



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