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Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s children’s program has first meeting

Lake Tahoe Historical Society's history club for children begins on Wednesday, Aug. 17, on the deck of the museum's log cabin.
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Wednesday, Aug. 17, marks the inaugural History Club gathering, offering children of all ages the chance to go back in time and experience what life was like in the past. From 9 a.m. to noon, participating children will play games and partake in activities from a variety of time periods on the deck of the Lake Tahoe History Museum log cabin.

“They’re what would’ve been popular 50, 60, 100 or even 500 years ago,” Lake Tahoe Historical Society president Diane Johnson said.

Society volunteer Anita Limbird runs the club, which accommodates up to 12 children. She will lead kids in a range of historic pastimes, including metal rubbings, sewing, string art, metal punch art, logic games and more.

“She’s got a ton of material and she’s ready to go,” Johnson said.

Each activity develops a different skill, as well as teaching safety with tools such as scissors.

The History Club will be held once a month throughout the year. No September date is set at this time, but the historical society expects to release the date by the end of August.

Reservations are required for participation and can be made by calling Lake Tahoe Historical Society at 530-541-5458. Attendance costs $20 per child, and proceeds go to the historical society and the purchase of materials for the club.

The history museum complex is located at 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd.