The Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud will be hosting a new four-week-long series featuring kids activities starting Thursday, July 15.

The series is every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It's open to children of all ages but is a best fit for kids ages 7 to 13, according to their website. A parent, guardian or chaperon is required to attend the event with each child.

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The first in the series titled 'Live Like Pioneers' gets underway July 15 and will show kids what it was like to live as a pioneer in Minnesota. Attendees will get a taste of what life was like for children in the 1800s. Yes, that means chores. Kids will be collecting eggs, doing laundry, mending clothes, churning butter and more. There's also a kids craft project they'll be able to take home with them after the event.

Thursday, July 22nd will be a repeat week of 'live Like Pioneers'.

The third week of the series starts Thursday, July 29. Kids will be able to 'dig like archaeologists'. If you've got a dinosaur enthusiast at home, this event might be the perfect fit. They'll be able to dive deep into the history underneath their feet. Be prepared to get a little dirty during an excavation.

The final week wraps up with a repeat of 'Dig Like Archeologists' on Thursday, August 5. If you're interested in attending any of the events, you can register by calling 320-253-8424 or email the museum's program director Caitlin Carlson at

Admission is $10 per child for each program. It's only $5 for those with a Stearns History Museum Family Membership.

The Stearns History Museum is located at 235 South 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud.

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