Calling all Teachers (class/homeschool) and Parents -- This is your child’s opportunity to learn how their great-grandparents lived here in the San Luis Valley with activities including making adobe bricks, a quilt patch, churn butter, use a loom, sit on a horse saddle and so much more!!
The Saguache County Museum is once again hosting Pioneer Days for area children, their parents and teachers on Tuesday or Wednesday, May 10th and 11th. From 10am-3pm they will tour the entire museum and participate in all kinds of activities such as:
In order to keep their energy going, how about some homemade bread spread with butter that the children will make.
Inside the museum they will have a guided tour of all 8 rooms, that includes learning stations to make a 4-piece quilt patch, a bracelet on a loom, and if we have any time, even sing some of the old songs by the player piano. The children can keep their quilt-patch and bracelet to take home as souvenirs.
For all this we are charging everyone (including all parents and teachers) only $1 apiece. However, if the adult is not accompanying a child they will be charged the regular adult fee of $7. If there is a child in your class who cannot afford the $1, we have a small slush-fund to help with this. Just tell me when you call to make your reservations.
To make the necessary reservations call Dorraine at 256-4281. Hope to see you on Pioneer Days at the Saguache County Museum. Located at the corner of Hwy 285 and San Juan Ave, Saguache, Colorado
Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado's - Colorado Experience focuses on some of the Valley's first and oldest: Oldest town, church, water rights, land grants and the original Coloradans, the Utes!
article by Ruth Heide - Valley Courier