30-90 minutes ǀ Families and Individuals ǀ Available upon request

Make something new using old-time skills and materials. All supplies are included. Workshops are held indoors. Call 248-524-3598 or e-mail to book a workshop. Private workshops available upon request for alternate dates and times. Great activity for families, scouts and homeschool groups.

Tin-Punch Lantern and Beeswax Candle
Call to book | THS Members: $12/lantern; Non-Members: $16/lantern

Make your own tin-punch lantern! Use one of our templates or design your own pattern. You’ll also dip a beeswax taper candle to go inside of your lantern. Note: This is not a tin-smithing workshop. The lantern is made from an upcycled aluminum can.  Age 6+ with an adult.

Playing Tricks on Your Eyes (Optical Illusions)
Call to book | Members: $5/person; Non-Members: $7/person

A great blend of history and science! Make and take home a simple thaumatrope, a 19thcentury spinning toy which has two pictures that appear to blend into one! We’ll also show you other old-fashioned toys that play tricks on your eyes, such as stereoscopes, Jacob’s Ladder, and buzzsaws.  Age 6+ with an adult.

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