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Pocket History Packets Summer Program
6/6/23 @ 10:00 am – 8/15/23 @ 4:00 pm
This summer, the Watkins Museum is offering a new program for Douglas County students who have just finished kindergarten through fifth grade in the latest school year.
In June, July, and August students are invited to the Watkins Museum to pick up a Pocket History Packet! Each packet will direct them to find an artifact or exhibit at the Watkins or other museums in Douglas County. Students can take their packets home to learn more about the topic and participate in an activity. Once the activity is finished, the student will bring it to the Watkins and receive a small prize. We will supply some of the items needed to complete the activities, but families will need to have crayons, colored pencils, markers, scissors, and glue sticks. Each time a student completes a packet, their name will be put into a raffle to win prizes! The raffle will take place at the end of August 2023.
Please register your child by downloading and completing the documents below. The first document is for activity packets related to the Watkins Museum of History. The second document is for activity packets at the Eudora Community Museum, Territorial Capital Museum, and the Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation and the Watkins Museum of History. A special thanks to the Lawrence Public Library for curating book lists for the Pocket History Packets.