History in the Park: Kids Carnival!
Moved to the Main Museum Building due to the Heat!
Sunday, July 17th, 1 to 4 PM
Located at I. O. O. F. Park across from the Museum on Hwy 7
The McLeod County Historical Society would like to invite you and your family to our History in the Park, Kids Carnival Fundraiser! Weather permitting, the Museum will transform I. O. O. F. Park, across from the Museum on Hwy 7, into an old fashioned Carnival from the 1800’s. In the case of bad weather, the show will go on at the Museum’s Meeting Room area and gallery spaces.
Kids and adults alike can try their luck at historically based carnival games that reflect and help to teach the history of McLeod County. Ring all nine McLeod County communities on an old 1874 County Map in our ring toss game. Guess the fur bearer pelt in our fur trade game. Play old fashioned games that kids played here in McLeod County in the 1800s, like hoops and horse shoes. Make your own bracelet with Native American trade beads, have your photo taken with a Dakota maiden, and much, much more! The Museum is also very lucky to have the artistic talents of Vicki Korkimeier, who will be doing fun face painting for the kids!
Tickets will be on sale from1 p m until 3:30 p m at $1 per ticket, with all games costing just one ticket, and you can play until you win! Prizes are being sponsored by 3M and everyone will walk away with a fun prize. 3M will also be sponsoring our fundraiser with a 3M Educational Grant that will help to cover costs. Museum volunteers will also be running a snack stand at the park shelter. The menu will include popcorn, root beer and root beer floats, sundaes, and icy pops. So be sure to grab a snack between games. The snack stand will also be selling helium balloons, and some of the Museum’s gift shop kid items. Join us for all the fun!