Friday, August 24, 2007

Summer Winding Down

Today was a outdoor maintenance day at the park. Lots of trim work was done. Our park is looking great!
We are building up the grade around the Ovenstown building in hopes of keeping water from sitting close to the building and seeping into the basement.
A new and improved flowerbed will be in place next spring. It is amazing how many roots that a daylily has. We dug and dug and dug to get them out.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Young Friends of the Museum, Day 5

The young people put on a play that portrayed the Battle of Cut Knife Creek.
Parents were invited to see it at the end of the day.

This day concluded a great week with a super bunch of children. Their parents should be proud of these young people - Our young friends of the museum. They are welcome back any day!
Hopefully they are inspired to learn more about the history of the area.

Thanks to Marcy, Walter, Orval, Noreen, Nicole R., Nicole D., Amber, and Kylie for helping to make it a success.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Young Friends Of The Museum; Day 4

This is the view from Cut Knife Hill. The Young Friends of the Museum traveled to the Cut Knife Hill and the Poundmaker Historical Center. They also heard various stories from Walter Pooler, Orval Ens, and Vera Weenie about the two battles of Cut Knife. (Battle of Cut Knife Hill, and Battle of Cut Knife Creek)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Young Friends Of The Museum; Day 3

Today we taught the young friends of the museum about pond ecology. They got to take samples of different plants and insects around the park and look at them closely. The children learned to return the living organisms back to their homes and how to keep our pond preserved and clean.
Marcy showed the kids a nest that had been abandoned by its mother because of a disturbance from a human.

Amber and Nicole played Duck, Duck, Goose with the kids and taught them a new game called Sardine.