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Families Can Learn the History of Groundhog Day at Westfield's Miller-Cory House Museum Sunday

Jackie Lieberman

Friday, January 25, 2013 • 1:17pm

WESTFIELD, NJ—With Groundhog Day fast approaching, on Sunday, Jan. 27, the Miller-Cory House Museum in Westfield will present a special program: “Wake up, Mr. Groundhog—Do All Animals Hibernate?”

Visitors to the museum that day will learn the facts behind the superstition of the groundhog’s shadow. The program, which is ideal for children, includes information on the history of Groundhog Day, other animals that hibernate, what this time of year meant to early American farmers and a day in the life of a colonial-era child. Also included are storytelling and childrens’ crafts. Light refreshments will be served.

Cost for entrance is $3 for adults and children 13 and older and $2 for children ages two to 12. Children under three get in free.

The Miller-Cory House Museum, located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield, is open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Costumed docents are on hand to guide visitors through the 1740 farmhouse. Weekday tours for groups are available. Open-hearth cooking demonstrations take place each Sunday in the Frazee Building. For more information, call 908-232-1776.

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