A Salute To Spring
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Flowers are blooming, days are longer, and it’s time for a celebration! All ages are invited to join us at the Lapham-Patterson House for a special weekday edition of Make History! Tuesday, March 20th for A Salute to Spring. March 20 is the vernal equinox, a day marking the start of spring and a day in which there are equal day and night hours. On this day each year, a unique phenomenon occurs on the third floor of the Lapham-Patterson House.
Science, history, and creativity collide for a unique celebration of spring’s arrival. To view nature’s trick of light and shadow, please visit the Lapham-Patterson House between 3:30pm and 5:30pm.
The peak viewing hour for the “Equinox Effect” is 4-5pm. In addition to viewing the light show, we will explore the wonders of the equinox and the powers of light through experiments and activities. Together, we will test the boundaries of science and gravity-perhaps possible only on this day each year. We will also discover the relationship between color and light through the design of your own stained glass window, like those found in the Lapham-Patterson House. This event is presented at no charge and all are welcome.