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Museum offers Children’s Day event

By Staff | Aug 19, 2016

The Jefferson County Museum is hosting a family-friendly Children’s Day on Saturday, Sept. 3. Admission is free for children and participating caregivers during the event, which lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Earlier that day, the Charles Town Farmer’s Market is hosting its own Children’s Day from 8 a.m. to noon, across the street from the museum, at Washington and Samuel streets.

Children’s Day at the museum will include a variety of hands-on crafts and activities for children of all ages to learn about 19th and early 20th century communication, entertainment, industry and household work. Participants can learn how to buy dry goods at an old-fashioned “general store,” play with assorted colonial-era toys, use a typewriter and more.

The Jefferson County Museum was founded in 1965 with the mission to preserve the history and heritage of the county. Its extraordinary collection encompasses a wide range of artifacts and documents from early Native American activities and the European colonization in the 1700s through the 21st century war on terrorism. The museum is open Tuesdays Saturdays, 11 a.m. 4 p.m., through mid-December. Admission is $3; children under 18, students and members of the Charles Town Library are free.

For more information, contact the museum’s Public Engagement Specialist, Faithe McCreery, at 304-725-8628 or jcmcurator@frontier.com. To learn more about the Jefferson County Museum, visit the museum’s website at www.jeffcomuseumwv.org, Facebook page at facebook.com/jeffersoncountymuseum, or Twitter page at twitter.com jeffcomuseumwv.