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Kids Days at museum start Aug. 4

CARRIE JOHNSTON, Becker County Museum manager, talks to a group of children about life during pioneer days in Becker County during a 2009 Kids' Day event.

The Becker Historical Society is hosting a series of "Kids Days" at the Becker County Museum throughout the month of August.

Aug. 5, the theme will be "Walk, Ride, Drive, and Boat Travel.

Aug. 12 will have a theme of "Games of Past and Present."

The theme on August 19 will be "Building Becker County."

Each day, the even will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Kids' Days -- which are in their third year -- have proved to be very popular.

"There's always fun things from dress-up to games to play," said Carrie Johnston, who is in charge of the Kids' Days.

The events are usually indoors, but that can vary depending on the weather and the day's scheduled activities.

Johnston added that the Kids' Days -- which are free -- usually attract kids "from preschool up through about 6th grade," although, she added, teenagers sometimes come as well.

"I hope we have good weather and keep it busy," Johnston said.

"It's been a great program."

In addition to the Kid's Days, there will be a "Night at the Museum" on Friday, Aug. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.

This will feature living history guided tours, interactive displays, and many other educational, entertaining choices.

"We are going to have some live actors," Johnston said, to portray different periods in Becker County History.

The cost for Night at the Museum is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

All proceeds to go benefit the Becker County Historical Society.

Carrie Johnston can be reached at 218-847-2938. -- Nathan Kitzmann