Clarke County Historical Association to Host Eighth Annual Colonial Kids Day

The Clarke County Historical Association is pleased to bring back Colonial Kids Day at the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, VA on Saturday July 13th from 11-4 p.m. What began as an internship project for a Shenandoah University student has turned into one of the most exciting and well-attended children’s events in Clarke County. This year’s event will feature a wide variety of activities which will allow children of all ages to experience everyday life in 

Colonial Virginia.

Activities include blacksmithing, craft making, colonial games, a scavenger hunt, the history of the Mill, living history interpretations, and grinding in action. Other historical organizations will be joining us on site that day, such as Sky Meadows State Park, the Newtown History Center, the French and Indian War Foundation, the Frontier Culture Museum, Sons of the American Revolution, and the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area Association for children to learn even more about history.

Colonial Kids Day is sponsored by Perry Engineering, Berryville Family Chiropractic, and Locke Store. Admission is $5 per person and can be ordered online at or over the phone at 540-955-2600. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event.

Founded in 1939, the Clarke County Historical Association is a 501 c 3 non-profit dedicated to preserving the history of Clarke County. Our offices are located in the historic Coiner House at 32 East Main Street in Berryville, Virginia. Also located in the Coiner House is a museum, genealogy research library, and an extensive archive of historical material relating to Clarke County and the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

CCHA also owns the Burwell-Morgan Mill, a fully operational 18th century grist mill located in nearby Millwood, Virginia. Their volunteer millers grind a variety of grains as well as give tours of this historic site every Saturday from May through November.