LEWISTON — Children ages 8 to 12 will explore Museum L-A’s new exhibit, “Rivers of Immigration” during a program from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The snow date is set for Thursday, Feb. 18.

A series of hands-on activities will introduce youngsters to people who left their homelands to settle in Lewiston-Auburn. Participants will investigate through games and inquire why people came, where they came from, what work they did here and how life was different for them.

There will be a special emphasis on the life of children. The illustrated book, “Coming to America: The Story of Immigration” by Betsy Maestro will highlight many of the challenges faced by immigrant families as they journeyed to, and settled in, their new country.

Young folks will play a new version of Museum Bingo to discover facts about the immigrants to the area, both old and new, and use a map to discover just how far families traveled. The afternoon will include a snack, games and a craft activity where children will decorate their own miniature treasure/memory trunk. Each participant will also leave with a booklet to record their own family tree, indicating where relatives were born.

Registration is $5 for each child, ages 8 to 12. To register, call the museum at 333-3881 by Friday, Feb. 12. Museum L-A is located at 35 Canal St., in the Bates Mill Complex, corner of Canal and Chestnut streets.


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