LEWISTON — Youths age 8 through 12 are invited to register for Museum L-A’s upcoming Summer Vacation History Camp. This year’s theme is “Change Over Time.”

The camp will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday to Thursday, July 13, 14 and 15. Registrants may sign up for all three days or single days. The fee is $10 each day or $25 for all three days.

Museum L-A Educators Joan Beal and Diane Williams developed the programs and will lead the sessions. Camp activities and programs will include:

July 13: “Bobbin Girl.” Participants will read and hear the story “Bobbin Girl” and complete activities related to the life of child workers in the textile mills of Lowell, Mass.

July 14: “Weave and Spin.” Attendees will card, spin and weave cotton by hand, then tour Museum L-A to see how textiles were produced during the Industrial Age.

July 15: “Purchasing Power.” Participants will explore the answers to these questions: What would your family income be in 1900 if you worked in the mills? What could you buy and how much would it cost? How is it different from today?

“This year’s history camp will be a fun, hands-on way for children to get a glimpse at what it meant to work in Lewiston-Auburn’s textile mills,” said Beal. “We’ve had fun designing the programs. The looms and spindles are waiting.”

Registration is limited to 12 participants each day. For more information or to register, call 333-3881 or send an e-mail to [email protected] Museum L-A is located in the Bates Mill Complex at the corner of Canal and Chestnut streets.


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