The Union County Historical Society is sponsoring a book club, Hello History, for children ages 7 through 10 (second through fourth grade) Saturday, July 26, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the museum located at 707 W. Main Street in Elk Point. Each session will include group reading, a hands-on activity, and education on topics such as U.S. Independence, gold mining in SD, the prairie, wildlife, and other topics.
Books to be used are a part of the children’s collection at the museum. Everything will be geared for young children to enjoy. Parents are invited to tour the museum and enjoy the museum grounds at that time. Families are invited to bring a sack lunch and enjoy a picnic on the museum grounds at noon. Children may attend one or both sessions as each book club session will cover different topics. Amy Zeller, a summer volunteer at the museum and a 2014 graduate of Elk Point-Jefferson High School, will lead the groups.
The hours for July at the museum will be from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The museum will be open by appointment on Mondays.
The monthly meeting of the Union County Historical Society will be Monday evening, July 21, at 7:00 p.m. The Board will meet at 6:00 p.m.
Plan to visit the Union County Historical Society Booth at the Union County Fair in Alcester on Friday, August 1, from noon until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 2, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.