Buttonwoods Plans Kid-Friendly Programs on History of Merrimack River

A view of Haverhill's Basiliere Bridge as seen from the Merrimack River. (WHAV News photograph by Jay Saulnier)

A view of Haverhill's Basiliere Bridge as seen from the Merrimack River. (WHAV News photograph by Jay Saulnier)

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
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Haverhill’s Buttonwoods Museum is getting to ready to offer two kid-friendly programs this month on the history of the Merrimack River on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Thursday, Sept. 13.

The first installment, called “Rolling on the River: History and Ecology of the Merrimack” is open to children ages 6 and up, and children may be dropped off at the Water Street museum for the two-hour program that begins at 10 a.m.

In the latest installment of the Buttonwoods “History for Half Pints” series, children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to use maps and stories to learn about the Merrimack. During this session from 10-11:30 a.m., children will build boats and test if they’ll float.

Admission for both programs is $5 per child and registration is required by emailing [email protected]