Blast From the Past Registration Form

Kids Can Have a Blast from the Past!

2016 Registration Form (click to print a copy)

Kids Can Have a Blast from the Past!

Returning for its sixteenth summer, “Blast from the Past” will give kids ages 8-12 an opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of topics all tied to Marion history. Beginning on July 7 th and continuing on each Thursday in July, a group of MCHS volunteers will make Heritage Hall and other area venues come alive with fun activities with an educational focus.

On July 7 th , the program will be “Railroads Without Tracks” as we learn how the Underground Railroad helped escaped slaves on their search for freedom as they passed through Marion County. We’ll also visit the new exhibit at Heritage Hall that looks at how real railroads helped.

“Log House Follies” is the theme for July 14 th when we visit the Log House at the Marion County Fairgrounds to find out how pioneer children had fun and entertained themselves. Lots of fun games and a special craft project will be part of the day.

July 21 st will find us learning about “Huber Power” as we take a tour of the Huber Machinery Museum at the Marion County Fairgrounds, check out some agricultural equipment, and explore how farming has changed over the past 100 years.

“To and Fro – The Biome Show” will be our final session on July 28 th at the Tallgrass Trail Nature Center. We’ll find out about animals of Marion County in the past and present. The final Blast session will also include a picnic snack.

Each session features a craft activity and a snack related to the topic of the day. In addition, this year’s participants will make an album filled with postcards, photographs, letters, and other neat items as they have “A Blast from the Past.”

Morning sessions will be held from 9:30-11:30 and afternoon sessions from 1:00-3:00. All programs are free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call Heritage Hall at 740-387- 4255.


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