2008-04-10 / Family

Reagan Library offers Colonial Day

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will hold the seventh annual Colonial America Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 12 at the library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Visitors will be able to visit re-creations of an 18th century town square, including a metalwork display, a Hornsmith's merchant tent, a medical display, storytelling and rag doll demonstrations, and a military camp.

Games and crafts from the era will also be featured, including rolling hoops, graces, ninepin, ball and cup, Jacob's ladder, tops, buzz saws and whirligigs.

Craft centers will include writing with quill and ink, storytelling, herbal sachetmaking, pomanders, the tin punch and 18th century money games.

All events related to the reenactments are free and open to the public. Regular admission fees apply to view exhibits.

For more information, call (800) 410-8354.

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