Museum to have archaeology dig for kids

| June 7, 2016

COSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is staging two archaeology digs for children in its upcoming program, Digging up the Past.

The dig for preschoolers (2-5 yr.) will be on June 14 from 10 – 10:40 a.m. The second one for older children (6-12 yr.) will take place on June 21, 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Kids will dig into sand to find all sorts of interesting objects from bones to tools to pottery. They will examine each find, trying to figure out the who, what and why. Preschoolers will be asked to figure out what the items are and how they were used. The older group will be learning about the scientific processes that archaeologists use as each person takes on a couple roles such as site photographer or recorder.

Reservations for Digging up the Past are required three days prior to program. The cost is $3 for children and free for those with a family membership. Accompanying adults are also free. For information, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 740-622-8710 or [email protected]. The museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. Museum hours May through October are noon to 5 p.m. daily.

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