Steam Shovels, Trains, Cable Cars and More!

This  Cape Ann Museum family program focuses on the stories of Virginia Lee Burt

Celebrate local author, illustrator and artist Virginia Lee Burton with story time, playing and art making in the Children's Activity Center. Burton authored and illustrated some of the most memorable books ever written for children, and won the 1942 Caldecott Medal for The Little House (Sandpiper Books) .

She went on to author many children's books with wonderful illustrations depicting the adventures of her well developed characters, all with happy endings. Later in life Virginia Lee Burton went on to become a recognized artist and founder of the world-reknown Folly Cove Designers.  She lived in Folly Cove (part of Lanesville) with her husband and two sons.

Celebration activities include:

  • Story Times
  • Games
  • Creating Art
  • Hands on play

Story Times

  • 11:30 Choo Choo
  • 12:30 Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
  • 1:30 Katy and the Big Snow

Virginia Lee Burton books include:

Please contact Liza Browning using the info below. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, December 29, 2012 11am - 2:00pm
This program is free for members
Regular museum admission for non members
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