Get your Hands on History

Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) is teaming up with the History Center of Olmsted County to present a day camp featuring rural life from the past.

A Hands on History Day Camp will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 20 at the history center, 1195 West Circle Drive, Rochester.

Campers will experience a typical school day from 1893, visit a log cabin and experiment with tools that were used by early immigrant settlers, ride the "people mover" to tour an 1850s farm, learn about cooperation through team building activities and create artwork with seeds. A light dinner will also be served.

The day camp is for children ages 5 through 12. Cost is $6 per child. Pre-registration is requested and the deadline to register is Saturday.

To register, campers are asked to contact Dori Klein, MFU field representative, by calling (507) 843-4560 or by email at

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