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Museum creates scavenger hunt

Staff writer

Visitors to Marion Historical Museum can have fun with a scavenger hunt of its exhibits.

Director Teresa Mills has compiled a list of questions about the museum’s displays. The questions are designed for children 8 and older.

“They have to look high, low, and everywhere to find the answers,” Mills said.

Visitors who find the answers are rewarded with a choice of a prize or money.

The hunt can be played anytime the museum is open.

Adults are welcome to play the game, as well, but just for the fun of it.

Another game requires visitors to find the oldest artifact by date. Those who are successful also are offered prizes or money.

The museum will be open during Art in the Park and Old Settlers’ Day.

A reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Old Settlers Day for patrons of the museum. They will view artifacts and the completed memorial garden.

At 7 p.m. Oct. 14, historian Jim Hoy will visit the museum to speak about Kansas Legends and Folklore. The public is invited to attend.

The museum will be handing out candy during Marion’s downtown Halloween event Oct. 31.

The museum also will be decorated and open during Marion’s Downtown Christmas on Nov. 30. The staff and board members will be dressed in period costumes from the 1890 to early 1900s.

Last modified Sept. 19, 2019