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Apprentice Program

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Apprentice Program GLT

Live three hundred years in one day! During the months of July and August it's all living history all the time at Historic Richmond Town, where costumed interpreters bring the sounds, smells, tastes, and sights of the past to life for visitors. We also offer the opportunity for young people to get their hands on history with engaging educational programs.

Time travel to an era in America's past when people made most everything they needed by hand.

Never heard of our apprentice program? Well, the camp has been around for over thirty years and has graduated teens who have gone on to be successful leaders in the community. Many currently serve on the Boards of museums and other organizations. The program instills an appreciation of character, culture and service that helps define the qualities of good leaders.


Session 1
JULY 3, 2017 - JULY 14, 2017
 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Session 2
JULY 17, 2017 - JULY 28, 2017
 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Junior Apprentice Program
Session 1: JULY 10, 2017 - JULY 14, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

 Session 2: JULY 24, 2017 - JULY 28, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

JULY 31, 3017 - AUGUST 4, 2017
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

For children 11-15.

Time travel to an era in America's past when people made most everything they needed by hand. Apprenticeships are available for Session 1 in Tinsmithing, Cooking, Carpentry and Dollmaking for an opportunity to do an intensive exploration of a trade or activity of the past.  Session 2 includes Tinsmithing, Blacksmithing, Cooking, and Dollmaking.

$650 and $600 for members of the Staten Island Historical Society.
Space is limited and registration will be based on date application is received.
Call (718) 351-1611, Ext. 281 for reservations and information.

Download Application for Session 1

Download Application for Session 2 

Download Application for Intensive

Apprentice Health Waiver

Download Application for Junior Session 1

Download Application for Junior Session 2

The Health Waiver is not needed until your application is accepted.
Applications can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Upcoming Events

718 • 351 • 1611

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY   10306


Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh joins Historic Richmond Town Board

Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh 300x411July 1, 2017 - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh as the Mayor’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Barnett Shepherd named Interim Executive Director of Historic Richmond Town

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May 1, 2017 - Noted architectural historian, researcher, author, and museum professional Barnett Shepherd has been named the Interim Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Staten Island Historical Society and Historic Richmond Town.

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Online tickets are available up until 3pm, two weekdays before the event. For  Saturday and Sunday events, tickets are available online until 3 pm Thursday.



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