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First ever “Spring Break Heritage Camp” coming in March

Huntington, WV — Advancing its mission of inspiring an emboldened Appalachian future while providing unique, experiential learning activities for area youth, Heritage Farm Museum and Village will host the first “Spring Break Heritage Camp” for any elementary student Kindergarten through 5th grade. The 2-day, hands-on camp, will accommodate most spring break schedules allowing participants to choose from March 23 & 24th or March 30th & 31st, during the hours of 9am-4pm.

Participants will be encouraged to dream and create in the new MakerSpace. They will learn how coal and train industry impacted daily life in our region and meet Simon Kenton, a frontiersman known for exploring, Kentucky and West Virginia. Children will tinker with pioneer inventions and toys, while gaining an introduction to the simple machines that still influence today.  Other experiences will include photo hunts in award winning museums, wagon rides, outdoor play, and a campfire lunch in the setting of West Virginia’s first Smithsonian Affiliate, Heritage Farm Museum and Village.

Cost is $45 per Child and $40 per sibling covers 2-day camp fees, one campfire lunch, and take home materials. Visit www.heritagefarmmuseum.com to pre-register or by calling 304-522-1244. Follow #HeritageCamp for updated information.

About Heritage Farm Museum and Village

Located at 3300 Harvey Road, Huntington, West Virginia, and founded in 1996, the Farm's collection includes more than 25,000 square feet of historically significant Appalachian artifacts in seven award-winning museums and was recently named West Virginia's first Smithsonian Affiliate Institution. The Farm is also home to more than 30 log structures including 5 Log Cabin Inns and a Barn Retreat Center sleeping 40 people, wired with today’s technology. Artisans, crafters, and re-enactors are on-site daily bringing Appalachian history to life.  To learn more about Heritage Farm Museum and Village, call 304-522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

About Smithsonian Affiliations

Smithsonian Affiliations is a national outreach program that develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums, educational, and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources. More information is available at www.affiliations.si.edu  


About Heritage Farm Museum and Village Located at 3300 Harvey Road and founded in 1996, the Farm's collection includes more than 25,000 square feet of historically significant Appalachian artifacts in seven award-winning museums and was recently named West Virginia's first Smithsonian Affiliate Institution. The Farm is also home to more than 30 log structures and other reconstructed buildings, artisans, and re-enactors that bring Appalachian history to life.  To learn more about Heritage Farm Museum and Village, call 304-522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com