CASPIAN—Iron County Museum invites students ages 7-12 to enroll in a three-day workshop entitled, “Pioneer Living.”
The workshop will begin on Tuesday, June 19, and go through Thursday, June 21. An art class will follow on Friday, June 22.
Workshop activities Tuesday through Thursday will include homesteading chores as well as traditional Scandinavian games and homemade toys.
Participants will use equipment from the late 1800s to carry water, wash clothes, churn butter, peel logs for home construction, bake bread in a wood stove and milk a goat.
There will also be traditional games such as Blind Man’s Bluff and making corn husk dolls and clay marbles, thus providing a sampling of recreational activities of children who lived just over 100 years ago.
The Friday art class is a full-day event beginning at 9:30 a.m. and lasting into the afternoon. Children are asked to bring their own lunch.
Lessons will include drawing landscape, still life or portrait related to the homesteading life.
Finished art will be on exhibit at the museum on Saturday, June 23, for Scandinavian Midsummer Celebration’s Log Cabin Day, when families are welcome to participate and enjoy a craft activity together, as well as baking traditional Finnish bread and performing other household chores typical of the 19th century.
Maggie Scheffer, teacher at West Iron County Public Schools, will be the director of the Pioneer Living workshop.
Early registration before June 12 is sought with a $5 deposit to take care of costs of materials.
The total fee for the four days including the Pioneer Workshop and art class is $15.
There is some scholarship money available based on more than one child per family, need, or first come basis.
Register for this special event by calling 265-2617.
Beginning May 28, personal registration can be made at the museum, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.