By Tim Leeds
The Heritage Center is sponsoring a free tour of the Wahkpa Chu'gn bison kill site on Saturday as part of its children's summer program.
"It'll be fun. Children love the tour," Anna Brumley said.
Brumley and her husband, John, donate their time to manage the site for the Clack Museum Foundation. She said the tours will start about 10 a.m., and they are inviting any children ages 8-12 to come and participate. They'll give up to three children's tours that day.
The tours will start in the parking lot behind the Holiday Village Shopping Center. Brumley said she and her husband and another tour guide will be there to meet the children and take them on the tour. Each tour can handle about 10 people, she added, so they can give tours to about 30 kids that day.
Gary Wilson, vice president of the Clack Museum Foundation, said he would like people to call the Heritage Center at 265-7258 if their children will be taking the tour so the foundation will know how many plan to attend.
Wilson said the foundation has been holding children's activities throughout the summer. The Heritage Center has held kids' programs with the Havre Art Association and special arts and crafts activities.
Brumley said the guides will use a tour designed for kids. The kids can actually feel some bones and archeological items on the tour, and will have a chance to use an atlatl, an ancient device used to throw a dart or javelin. She added that the guides try to make the tour a little more real, a little more interesting for the kids.
Brumley said she and her husband have been working to arrange tours with the schools to take advantage of the archeological site.
"This is history. It's real, it's not re-created," she said.