Hands-On History at the The Historical Society of Frederick County

This event posted by: Amy Pickett

When:
Friday, February , 2013

Where:
Museum of Frederick County History
Frederick, MD 21702
301-663-1188
http://www.frederickhistory.org/events/index.htm

Cost: Participation is free, but a donation of $3 is suggested to cover the cost of supplies.

Details:

The Historical Society of Frederick County invites kids age three and up to explore how people lived in the past through activities using historic and reproduction objects. The new Hands-on History with Guess and Friends is held the third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Museum of Frederick County History, 24 East Church Street in downtown Frederick.

Guess the Iron Dog is an iconic figure that has witnessed over 150 years of local history from his West Church Street location and has delighted children for as many years. “Petting” him is a highlight of walking tours for school children. Guess also has his own Twitter feed (@GUESSthedog), where he tweets Frederick County history to students. The account was started last year by the Historical Society’s education department in partnership with Frederick County Public Schools.

At Hands-on History, kids can enjoy Guess and his friends as they provide opportunities to experience history in interesting and fun ways.

Upcoming Hands-on History program dates:
February 20
March 30
April 17
May 15
June 19
July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18.

Participation is free, but a donation of $3 is suggested to cover the cost of supplies. Registration is recommended but not required at kbutler@frederickhistory.org or 301-663-1188 x105.

The Historical Society of Frederick County is a private, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the county’s history. For more information about Hands-on History and other upcoming Historical Society programs, visit www.frederickhistory.org.

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