Hands up if you’d love to keep the kids off devices these school holidays. Keep them up if you you’re keen for them to learn about a time when devices, as they know them, didn’t even exist. If you have two hands high in the air, then the Sandgate & District Historical Society and Museum is a must for your school holiday to-do list.
From 3–5 July, the Museum will be offering a new and exciting school holiday program for primary school-aged children. The ribbons of old typewriters have been re-inked in preparation for typing challenges, hands-on activities and competitions. There will also be crystal radios for the children to construct and a local draftsperson has prepared 2D versions of Sandgate’s iconic Queenslanders, ready to be crafted into 3D homes that replicate our town.
The museum’s president, Ms Pamela Verney, hopes the program will see a wave of newcomers visiting the 36-year-old museum’s residence, at 150 Rainbow Street, Sandgate.
“One of our main objectives is to safeguard our community’s memories,” Ms Verney said. “We can’t think of a better way to do this than by inviting our youth to come and see what we have on offer.
“Above all else, the program is designed to be fun for its participants, but if we can educate the children, whilst they are having fun, then that’s an absolute bonus!” The museum school holiday program runs 3–5 July from 10am–3pm. Entry is $3 per child, accompanying adults free. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org