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Children can learn about history this summer

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer? Bring them to the Mission Museum where they can discover the joy of history.

The Mission Museum hosts its annual Kids’ Club program every Friday through July and August.

This year, children can explore the famous Mission Soapbox Derby in Derby or Bust!, learn the skills of hand and machine sewing in Quilting Bee, experience aspects of another culture in Mission’s Old Chinatown, recreate the story of the infamous Billy Miner and the Great Train Robbery in Hands Up!, make Medicine pouches and ceremonial talking sticks in People of the River, churn butter and do laundry like the pioneers of Mission in Little House on the Flats, write a letter with quill and ink, and seal it with wax in Signed, Sealed & Delivered, and have some old-fashioned fun with Pioneer Games like hopscotch, kick the can and potato-sack racing.

The program is for children ages six to 10, and the events run Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. Parents are not required to stay, and the cost is $8 per child, per session or $60 for all eight weeks. If you register for the whole summer, your child will get a free T-shirt. Pre-registration and pre-payment preferred. Private group bookings are also available on alternate days.

Volunteers are also sought to assist with this program.

For more information or to register, call Beth Harris, at 604-826-1011, email info@missionmuseum.com, or visit missionmuseum.com. You can also drop by the Mission Museum, located at 33201 Second Ave., during its extended summer open hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, and 1 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

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