By Director Emily Nelson

On Thursday, July 18 from 10-11 AM, come to the museum to make a Shoe Box City! We’ll learn about what went in to planning La Porte City, and then you’ll create your own town in a shoe box. So be thinking about what you would want to include in a town if you could plan one. Designed for ages 1st-5th grade, but younger children are welcome with an adult caregiver.

On Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 PM the library is having the Grout Star Lab for the Summer Reading Program, and it will be set up at the museum!

August 8, come to the museum from 10-11 AM to learn about some amazing insect adaptations! We’ll learn about why pollinators are important, and make a bee hotel or a bee bath that you can take home with you. 1st-5th graders welcome, older siblings may come as helpers and younger children are welcome with an adult caregiver.

On August 1 or 8 (we are still working with participants to finalize a date) come to the museum for “The Many Hats of an Iowa Farmer.” Through hands-on activities, we’ll learn about all of the different things farmers have to know to do their job, and about some different careers in agriculture. We’ll have some special guests so you won’t want to miss this! Watch for details.

Thursday mornings at 8:30 we have coffee and conversation at the museum, drop by or stay as long as you’d like. Photos and other items from the collection are available for you to look at and it’s a great way to connect with other residents over our community’s history. Whether you know a lot about LPC’s history, or not much at all, whether you’ve lived here for a long time or are pretty new in town, you are welcome to join us!