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Nuts, nature crafts subjects of history museum's programs

Posted August 23, 2011

Peanuts

The N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh always has programs for kids each month. Here's what's happening in September:

  • Time for Tots: Aw, Nuts! is 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 6 or Sept. 13. It's for kids ages 3 to 5 with an adult. The fee is $1. Learn about the “gooberlicious” history of peanuts, and then make a “nutty” craft to take home.
  • History Corner: Nature’s Craft Store is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 7 for kids ages 6 to 9 with an adult. The fee is $1. American Indians have been making crafts using natural resources for thousands of years. See traditional crafts and make a craft to take home.
  • History Hunters: School Days is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sept. 7 for ages 10 to 13. The fee is $1. What was school for in the 1800s? Who went to school? What did students learn? Find out what school was like in the past.

 Call 919-807-7992 to register for any of these programs.

The museum also will have a free Make It, Take It program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10. You can drop in to learn a bit about baskets and weave a simple example of your own.

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