The Marathon County Historical Society is hosting its first ever summer camp for kids with the assistance of a grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. Youth ages 8-12 will be exploring the history of Wausau and Marathon County in this new, hands-on camp.
Exploration begins with a walk through the downtown Wausau and a tour along the Wisconsin River to help understand what is currently located in these areas. Then the campers will head to the Historical Society’s collection of artifacts and library of photos and documents to delve into the past. They will discover what the area was like through the years and how it effects what they know today.
Once the tours and research are completed the youth will help to write, film and edit a History in a Minute video to be placed on Marathon County Historical Society’s website, marathoncountyhistory.org. Currently, the site features several History in a Minute videos created in recent months highlighting items from the Historical Society’s collection of artifacts.
Campers will also be helping to supply the upcoming permanent exhibit, Our Stories: The History of Marathon County, with their own stories of living in Marathon County. Their narratives will be placed within the exhibit, which opens this fall, for visitors to read.
The campers will also have time to play games, create crafts and enjoy snacks.
Please call 715-842-5750 to register. There are a limited number of openings remaining.
Summer at the Museum: Kids Camp
Monday-Thursday, August 5-8, 2013
Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe Street Wausau
For youth ages 8-12 years
$20 per camper
Registration is required by Tuesday, July 30 at 715-842-5750
More information at 715-842-5750 or marathoncountyhistory.org