Spring Break Break
Destination: Thorntown

at the Thorntown Heritage Museum

Monday - Friday, April 5-9, 2004
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

What Is It?
Because we know that it is not always possible to pack up the family and head to the Gulf Coast for Spring Break and that many parents have to scramble to find ways to keep students entertained and safe, the Thorntown Heritage Museum would like to offer a new option with Spring Break Break from April 5-9.  

The program is designed to make spring break fun and entertaining for students, and inexpensive and low-stress for parents. These activities will include research and walks to historic sites in Thorntown, as well as programs collaborative partners like Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, The Soil and Water Conservation Society, and the Indiana Geological Survey. All programs have been pre-screened for accuracy and appropriate grade-level content and build upon items in the museum collections. Some projects for the week will include a time capsule, hands-on architecture activities, recycling art, collections description and conservation, maps, wildlife habitats, and much more.

Museum Director Pat Gillogly has worked with student immersion projects for over twelve years, including weeklong bus trips following the Underground Railroad from Kentucky to Ontario, exploring the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Cairo, Illinois, and tracing the Lincoln Highway and National Road. She also worked with weeklong history camps for the Indiana Junior Historical Society and developed the “Exploring and Teaching...Indiana” series of weeklong workshops for educators focusing on Indiana’s National Lakeshore, Canals, Ohio River, and Lewis & Clark.

Programs will originate each day at the museum, run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and are best suited for students in grades 3-6. Cost is $6 per day per student or $25 for the week. Museum members may register for the entire week for $20 per student. Museum membership is available for $10 per family. Students may stay for full or half day, but the price is the same. Older students may be considered as volunteer staff and students seeking a service-learning project are welcome to assist. Parents and adult volunteers are needed for half-day shifts.

Fee includes all materials. All participants need to bring lunch each day. Avoid the traffic and travel hassles, give your students a chance to see friends and learn in a friendly and safe environment. Call 765-436-2202 or 765-436-7708 or e-mail thc@countyhistory.org to register. Deadline is April 1.

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