During the month of May 133 local first and second grade students toured the Museum. Now that school is out perhaps some of those students will bring their parents into the museum!
We have expanded our “hands on” displays. Children naturally like to touch and do things. Here at the museum they can sit in a school desk, they can use a slate pencil or a dipping pen. They can touch furs of local wildlife and they can press a piece of paper with a seal. They can use a scale that weighs ounces and touch the keys of an old typewriter. They can peer into a stereoscope and imagine what entertainment would have been 100 years ago. They can dig for artifacts and they can go on a treasure hunt.
The museum still has a “look but don’t touch” policy on many displays. We hope that by having some “hands on” displays we can encourage children and parents to interact and have a wonderful museum experience.
We are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
We DO NOT charge admission, we encourage donations and memberships!
We have plans for a few more “hands on” displays..something is always new at the museum!