If you're in the Vermont area this afternoon, get on over to
The Henry Sheldon Museum for Mummy Mania! Egyptian Mummies and How They Were Made, where kids can practice the ancient Egyptian technique of mummification on a toy or doll. The embalming bash runs from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning with a talk by mummy expert S.J. Wolfe, followed by mummy making, creating a Halloween mummy mask, hieroglyphics lessons, and an episode of my cartoon Tutenstein. Wolfe also discusses the context surrounding a mummy of a small boy acquired by the museum.