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Winter Activities

Self Guided Winter Activities

Part of the fun of visiting us here at the Frontier Homestead is the hands-on nature of many of the outdoor exhibits. Though we haven't had much snow this winter it is still a bit too chilly for visitors to want an authentic experience of washing laundry or panning for cold in freezing water. This year we have created indoor activities that allow visitors to find themselves experiencing history while staying warm. 

Some of the winter activities are listed below, check them out!

 

Semaphore

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Turn the dial to learn how to send messages long distances using flags or your arms.

 

City Planning

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Where should the blacksmith shop go? Should the sheriff's office be by the church or the train depot? You decide as you build your own town.

 

Telegraph

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Learn to send a message using only long and short clicks. Can you understand what your friend is saying?

 

Trains and more

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The popular wooden toys return. Lift hay with the derrick, sit on the steam shovel, and become a train engineer.

Earlier Event: December 19
Children's Storytime
Later Event: January 2
Children's Storytime