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Museum taking kids back in time

Courtesy photo Children will get to take a tour of Wilderness Road Regional Museum and dig in an archaeological pit July 12 during a new “Kids’ Morning at the Museum” program.

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Children will get to take a tour of Wilderness Road Regional Museum and dig in an archaeological pit July 12 during a new “Kids’ Morning at the Museum” program.

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

Children ages 6-12 will get to be archaeologists and find out what it was like to live in the 1800s when Wilderness Road Regional Museum hosts a new program, “Kids’ Morning at the Museum.”

The program will be held Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. to noon. The Newbern museum hopes to make it an annual event.

Besides taking a trip back in time through a tour of the museum’s collection, the children also will get to dig in an archaeological pit in search for 19th century artifacts. A scavenger hunt also is on the agenda.

Radford University interns Maddie Reda and Alexis Whitehurst will oversee the program.

“Kids will learn about day-to-day life in the early 1800s,” Whitehurst said. “We’ll take them into the log kitchen and introduce them to cooking utensils from the period that were used for cooking in a fireplace.”

Reda added, “The scavenger hunt will involve artifacts in the museum. It will be lots of fun, but educational, too.”

Admission is free and snacks will be provided.

Walk-ins are welcome. However, to ensure a space for your child or obtain additional information, call the museum, 674-4835, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The museum is at 5240 Wilderness Road, off Interstate 81 exit 98, at Dublin.

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