IC Museum to host living history program June 21-23
IRON RIVER—The Iron County Museum will offer a three-day living history program for children ages 7-12 from June 21-23. The program will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
Workshop activities will include homesteading chores as well as traditional pioneer children’s games and handmade crafts.
Participants will use equipment from the late 1800s to carry water, wash clothes, churn butter and grind wheat to bake bread in a wood stove. They will experience how simple toys were made, such as cornhusk dolls and clay marbles, thus providing a sampling of recreational activities of children who lived just over 100 years ago.
This year’s Living History Workshop coincides with the annual U.P. History Conference, being held in Iron County. Attendees of the conference will tour the museum grounds on Friday morning, witnessing the “pioneer” children doing the things that children did over 100 years ago.
Maggie Scheffer and Sue Thomas will direct the Living History Workshop.
Pre-register by calling the Iron County Museum at 265-2617. Registration is limited to 15 participants. The fee for the three-day program is $15. Some scholarship assistance is available to families with more than one child participating.