On Saturday June 21 from 10 am to 2 pm, the Lexington County Museum will host its first ever member family day. This event, which will be free for members and their children, will feature many activities that children will enjoy. Kids can enjoy programs that feature playing with historic games and toys and learning about everyday objects in the nineteenth century. These activities, which are based on the programs the museum offers for school groups during the week, are hands-on so kids can learn and play at the same time. Children will get to play with toys such as Jacob’s ladder and perform activities such as churning butter. A blacksmith will also be present to demonstrate his craft and to teach visitors about how metal objects were made and used in the past.
The museum will also be hosting a Civil War encampment that weekend. Living historians in uniform will participate in drill demonstrations as well as show what camp life was like. This will be a great opportunity for adults and children to come and learn about the daily life of the average soldier, including the weapons they used, their uniforms, and what they ate.
Visitors will also be treated to free hot dogs and drinks. This event will allow members to learn about Lexington history and the museum while having fun.
The Lexington County Museum is located at 231 Fox Street in Lexington. Visit our website or call the museum at 803-359-8369 for more information about this exciting event.