ST. CLOUD - While the weather could have been better, kids and their families still had fun at the annual Halloween Historia at the Stearns History Museum.

Hundreds of kids were able to trick-or-treat throughout the museum, take a hayride and pet some furry friends at the petting zoo Saturday afternoon.

Julianna O'Connell is the Program Curator at the museum. She says the annual event is a chance for everyone to enjoy some halloween fun.

"It is not a scary atmosphere here. We have face-painting, crafts, a petting zoo. Just a lot for kids and their families to do in a fun atmosphere."

O'Connell also says that kids may pick up more than candy by the time they leave the museum.

"After walking around for a while at a museum there is a good chance kids may just learn something by accident."

Even though the weather made the outdoor events not so appealing, O'Connell says everyone is still having a good time.

"This is probably the worst weather we have had. We are [normally] fortunate when it comes to the weather. I was hoping [the weather] would be better for the petting zoo and hayride, but kids are still getting candy and everyone is have a good time."

Kids were also able to be part of a scavenger hunt throughout the museum. If families chose to brave the weather, the wagon ride brought them on a journey through Heritage Park.

The Stearns History Museum was founded in 1936 and is focused on "preserving and interpreting the history of the region".

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