Heritage Day in Monson will be held on Saturday, August 30th. The Monson Museum will be open from 9 AM to 3 PM for an Open House and special day for the children.
Improvements have been made inside the building including a partial new ceiling in the Museum area, new signage, additional items in the gift shop and the Monson antique fire truck.
From 12 to 3 PM the younger visitors will have a variety of activities to choose from including the Scandinavian heritage of many of the local youth. Tables and hostesses will be available to help the youngster make hair wreaths which is a traditional Midsummer event, painting Swedish wooden Dala horses, making a fairy house, decorating cookies, playing the Finnish game of Molkky, learning Finnish dance steps with instructions provided by members of the Finnish Farmers Club, researching their family in the research center with help from the staff, a paper Scavenger Hunt in the Museum and learn of Monson’s rich history. A tasting table will also be available where they can experience fruit soup, bulla’s traditional Swedish cookies and punch.
As a special treat the Monson Fire Department will hold an Open House. If you would like more information, please contact Estella Bennett at 876 3073.