With all the back to school happenings, I almost missed this great month long event from the Heritage League of Pierce County.
The league is a group of museums and organizations dedicated to preserving the region’s history, and they’ve declared September, “Heritage Happens,” month. Fun, huh?
To encourage you to visit all of their member organizations, they’ve created a special passport with a unique prize.
You can pick up the passport at any participating museum. Some of them will have special events this month, but you can also just visit during any of their open hours and get your passport stamped.
Besides being Fun, the passport stamping is part of a contest. If you think you’ve collected the most stamps, you can mail it in and be entered to win 159.00 (that’s 1.00 for every year since the county was formed-I’m sure you knew that)! There are two age group categories, too.
I love museum going, and I especially love visiting smaller, regional museums. They’re typically staffed by volunteers who are so thrilled just to have you there, and it’s a great way for your kids to learn about the history of their community beyond their school books. Need a good starting place? It’s closed today, but the one room Job Carr Museum in Old Town is a quick, fun stop for kids of all ages. Plus, you can play on the playground when you’re done, or get a snack at the Tully’s-it also has a small kids’ area. You can read more about a visit to the Job Carr Museum in my original post.
If you’re in it to win it, you’ve got until October 3rd to get your stamped passport in. Read all the contest details at the Heritage League Site.