Living History Summer Camp

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Date(s) - June 13, 2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Rice County Historical Society


The Rice County Historical Society is enrolling students for our annual Living History Summer Camp. This popular program gives a fun, hands-on experience of what Rice County was like in days gone by! This camp is open to anyone entering 4th through 6th grade in the fall of 2018. The camp is $65 for members and $90 for non-members.

The camp will feature different aspects of life in early Rice County. On Monday and Tuesday, the History Campers will learn about Native Americans and fur traders. Dressing up, using a flint and steel, cooking some traditional food, games, and making a pouch out of leather or wool will be some of the things they do.

Wednesday and Thursday the campers will move “forward” to the time of the early settlers. They’ll dress up and do activities people at that time would’ve done, including grinding wheat into flour, making butter, using a small loom, playing pioneer games, and other activities. For one room school day, join us for lessons from early 1900s textbooks and play some classroom and outdoor games.

Friday will be our day to make a family history booklet, and then during the last part of the morning, we will share the week’s experiences with family and friends.

Reservations for Living History Camp can be made in person or by mailing a check to the Rice County Historical Society at 1814 NW 2nd Ave, Faribault, MN 55021. Mailed checks should include contact information for a follow up call.

The Living History Camp will meet at the Rice County Historical Society (1814 NW 2nd Ave, Faribault, MN 55021) at 8:30 AM June 11, 12, 13, and 15 and end at 12pm. On the 14, meeting is at 8:30 AM and ending 3pm. Contact 507-332-2121 for more information.