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Heritage History Program to be presented
POSTED: 09/25/2002
 
Step back in time and visit Kansas' past through a fall program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

The program is called Heritage History and is for families with children ages six and up. Participants will meet three colorful characters out of the state's past: a French fur trader who will talk about life and adventures on the waterways; an Osage Warrior named Bloody Hands who will talk about the ways of native peoples; and a newly-arrived pioneer, who will relay stories of hardship and survival on the journey west.

Heritage History represents a public presentation of a program which has been presented as a living history field trip for third through sixth graders since 1982. Today, the school version of the program, known as Heritage History Lab, fills two years in advance and draws students from as far away as Lees Summit and Leavenworth. Over the past 20 years, approximately 50,000 people have attended this program, which has been honored by awards from both the National Association of Interpreters and the National Recreation and Park Association.

The public presentation will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway. Seating for this event is limited to 150 people. The cost is $3 per person. To make reservations, contact the Nature Center at (913) 764-7759.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 VOICE or (913) 831-3342 TDD.

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