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Hands On History set for April 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Activities are free, donations accepted

Press release

Editor’s note: The version of this that printed in Monday’s edition of Havre Daily News misreported that April 20 is a week from Saturday. The full corrected version follows.

The funding foundation for the museum in Havre is inviting children to come and learn history Saturday.

Children once again can participate in Hands On History, a fun learning event presented by the H. Earl and Margaret Turner Clack Museum Foundation, Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line, a release said.

The event is for children ages 4-12 and their families. The event began 20 years ago and has been held every year, except the COVID pandemic years, the release added. 

“This year, the event features 12 stations covering a wide range of topics from not so long ago to millions of years ago,” it said. “Included are demonstrations by Keri Woodwick spinning wool into yarn. Children and adults will be able to try spinning for themselves with a drop spindle. Dr. Robert Henderson will be sharing information on the evolution of train engines with a model train set up. There will be opportunities for children to play in a tin pan band with past members of the band Cow Town Crisis.

“We will be sharing information about a local dinosaur discovery, an ankylosaur called Zuul,” it added. “From washing clothes in a wash tub to panning for gold, there will be plenty of fun for all.”

Participants can come any time during the four hours the event is open. If families cannot come by until afternoon, there will be plenty of time to visit all the stations. 

“Thanks to our generous local businesses and individuals who have stepped up as sponsors and donors for our event we are happy to be able to hold the event for no charge to those participating,” the release concluded. “Donations will be gratefully accepted.”


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