Children illustrate local history

Children illustrate local history

Vernon Museum workshop guides children towards an interest in history

  • Mar. 10, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Morning Star Staff

If you’re looking for a fun way to get your kids or grand kids excited about local history, the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is the place to be.

During spring break, the museum will be hosting engaging and educational workshops creating artwork inspired by tales of Okanagan history. Archaeologist, writer and artist Fabricio Valdivieso will facilitate the interactive workshops aimed at children ages six to nine.

“My goal is to gather children’s perspective of the local past, by asking them to make drawings based on the history that I will be narrating to them using my own artwork,” said Valdivieso. “After my presentation, every child will have the chance to make their own drawings of the local history, which will be considered for use in an upcoming publication‚ entitled The History of My City told by the Children of My City.

These free workshops will run from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m., both March 31 and April 1 at the museum. Space is limited: please pre-register by March 29 to ensure your spot. For more information, call 250-542-3142, visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or the museum’s Facebook page.