President's Day…on horseback…exploring stories.

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Monday Feb 15th

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, February 15, 2016
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 10

More than half of America's presidents arrived at the White House on horseback. President Taft closed the White House stables a century ago. But President Eisenhower trained as a Cavalry Officer at West Point. And Ronald Reagan rode horses in some of his most memorable movie roles.

Consider the art of the presidential horse. Construct a First Horse and First Rider. Program your horse to walk, trop, cantor, or gallop according to your President's vocation (or avocation) – Washington a General, Jefferson a fox hunter, Lincoln in search of solitude, Teddy Roosevelt an adventurer.

Explore the idea of horses as a transportation technology.

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