2017 HISTORY CAMP

Partnering with ERBM Recreation & Parks, our History Camp will be part of the REC KIDS Summer Day Camp this year, Thursday afternoons in June!

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All the age groups will meet for a historic presentation in the Old West Heritage Culture Center theater room. Then, each age group will rotate for walking tours, hands on activities and refreshments.

Thursdays in June 1-4 p.m.

June 8, 2017

Rural School Day

A rural school classroom will be re-created in the heritage center. Participants will learn what it was like one hundred years ago to attend a Rural School, take part in activites that would have occured in a day of school, visit rural school display in the museum and enjoy hands on activities and refreshments.

June 15, 2017

Newspaper Day

Campers will visit museum newspaper office from 1800’s, tour the local newspaper office and visit with the editor to learn about the process of making a newspaper and vicw an archived newspaper in the heritage center. As each age group rotates, the final session will participate in a hands on activity to story board a current article or write a historic event.

June 22, 2017

(Founder Day) Meeker 1883

Role play a ‘town founder’ to organize a new town in 1883 and work together to make decisions to help get the new town incorporated by 1885 and also lay the foundation for it to prosper in the future. Play games that enhance town knowledge. Meet today’s mayor and town manager. Meet a surveyor and Meeker citizen on laying out a town. Visit the Town Founder Rock on Courthouse lawn and Town Founder’s exhibit in museum. Each camper will receive a Meekeropoly game souvenier.

June 29, 2017

Blacksmith Shop

Visit museum to see old blacksmith tools. Hear stories from locals who knew early blacksmiths. Participate in a hands on metal art activity. Play horseshoes.

RBCHS partners with ERBM Recreation Center to organize and execute a summer camp that operates each Thursday in June from 1:00 – 4:00 to bring our children exciting heritage lessons and make history learning fun.