These workshops actively involve history seekers in the skills and stories that were traditionally handed down from generation to generation.

and for adults who are "young at heart", to help bring history - our shared past - to life.  Learning about the treasures of the past gives a new perspective to view our lives today and to prepare for our future.


Programs are held in the WVHS Conrad Educational & Research Center located at 137 W Michigan Avenue in DeLand unless otherwise indicated. Reservations are required.  Call West Volusia Historical Society -- 386-740-6813

Hands-on History
Programs for Kids & the Kids-at-Heart

2024 Workshops

Workshop for Kids

Workshop for Kids at Heart

January 20 - Crochet and Play 101: Beginning Crochet 

We will use a “beginner’s yarn” and large crochet hook to learn and practice basic stitches. This workshop will not result in a finished project, but rather a sampler that can be referred to for future crochet projects and workshops. All materials will be provided. For kids 9 – 16. Location: Conrad Center. Time: 10:00 – noon. Cost: $10 for WVHS members/$15 for not-yet members.

January 27 - Crochet and Play 201: Get Ready for AmigurumiAmigurumi are small, stuffed crocheted toys. They are very popular now and provide a fun introduction to the art of crochet. Starting with a “magic circle”, we will use basic stitches to learn to increase and decrease. An introduction to reading crochet patterns will be provided. This workshop will not result in a finished project, but rather a sampler that can be referred to for future crochet projects and workshops. All materials will be provided. Previous crochet experience or Crochet and Play 101 required. For kids 9 – 16. Location: Conrad Center. Time: 10:00 – noon. Cost: $10 for WVHS members/$15 for not-yet members

February 17 – Crochet and Play 202: Amigurumi, Here We Go!In this workshop we will incorporate basic stitches, increasing and decreasing, to start crocheting an amigurumi stuffed toy. All materials including yarn, hook, and instructions will be provided and can go home at the end of the workshop. Previous crochet experience or Crochet and Play 101 and 201 required. For kids 9 – 16. Location: Conrad Center. Time: 9:00 – noon. Cost: $15 for WVHS members/$20 for not-yet members.

March 24 – Bunny Brunch

Join in on this fun tradition! Enjoy a yummy brunch followed by a surprise Springtime project. All materials will be provided. Seating is limited to 12. For kids 8 - 13. Location: Conrad Center. Time: 11 am - 1 pm. Cost: $15 for WVHS members/$20 for not-yet members. Kids at Heart (adults) may also attend after all youth are accommodated.

April 13 - I Have an Inkling You’ll Like This: Build an Inkle Loom
This all-day workshop begins with assembling and finishing your own inkle loom from pre-cut wood. You will make your own heddles and learn to warp your loom. In addition, you will receive instructions on reading weaving pattern, designing your own patterns, and finally, start weaving! Lunch will be provided for all participants. This workshop is for adults or an adult with a child “assistant” who will make and share one loom. There will be an additional charge for the “assistant” (covers lunch and additional materials). Location: Conrad Center. Time: 9:30 – 3:30. Cost: $100 includes inkle loom, instructions, yarn, lunch. $10 additional for a student/child assistant (ages 9 – 16)