It’s coming! On Saturday, April 19, Living History Farms will be open for our annual Family Easter Party! This is our first day open for everyone to visit this spring. There will be toy hunts and snacks for kids and adults. The day includes horse and wagon rides, baby chicks to meet, and the Easter Bunny to greet! For many of you, this will be the first visit to Living History Farms this year. For some of you, it might be the first time you have ever visited us!
It’s a great time to check out some of the shops in our 1875 era town. You can be history detectives! A detective is someone who looks very carefully at things. They remember the things they see to solve puzzles and answer questions. Sometimes detectives look at very small details to figure things out. Sometimes detectives look at big pictures to find their clues.
Well, we have a puzzle that needs detectives to look for small things! During the Family Easter Party, the Newspaper Office, Drug Store, General Store, Blacksmith, and Broom shop will be open. Each of these pictures is a small piece of a larger photograph taken in one of those shops. Can you guess which photo was taken in which shop? Can you figure out what tool or item is in the photograph?
Photo Six and Seven are in the same shop:
We’ll share the bigger photos and answers next week on the Farm Kids Blog. Can’t wait that long? Join us for the Family Easter Party and you can visit the buildings yourself. Bring your best detective magnifying glass and see if you can find the actual things in person!
Care-givers: You can find out more about the Family Easter Party and purchase discount tickets on our website. If you are joining us that day, we suggest you be sure to dress everyone for the weather—layers work best and you should wear comfortable shoes. We will have our Family Easter Party rain or shine and if you are dressed for the weather, it’s always a good time!
It is always handy to bring a basket or a sack to hold all the goodies your family will gather during the toy hunts. Toy hunts are organized by age. Smaller children hunt in a different area than older children. When you enter the museum, a greeter will help make sure you have tickets to the toy hunt best suited for your children.
If you want to make sure to get a breakfast wrap, be sure to arrive early. If you want to tour with a smaller crowd, come later in the morning.