Priscilla Dewey Houghton, 87; helped children bloom via arts
Already a playwright and poet, Priscilla Dewey Houghton turned 40 years ago to introducing children and adolescents to the joy of creativity. As director of the Charles River Creative Arts Program in Dover, she shaped an approach to multi-arts education that became a model for programs around the world. Thousands of children participated in her summer program during her nearly two decades as director or co-director. Uncounted others benefited when the program inspired similar multi-arts camps from Alaska to Australia.