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Southwest Virginia Museum to host 'Games of Days Gone By'

June 27th, 2012 10:34 pm by Steve Igo

BIG STONE GAP — Kids play of yesteryear is the theme of a special program at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July Fourth.


The museum will stage “Games of Days Gone By” as part of its “How Our Ancestors Lived” children’s summer series. The 2012 children’s summer series offers programs to get kids active and teach them fun, healthy activities outdoors.


The summer series also teaches a history lesson, incorporating games popular before the age of iPods, digital game systems and even electricity. The program is a fun way to get children to unplug and reconnect with other kids in true child’s play.


“Games of Days Gone By” is designed for children ranging in age from 6 to 10. The program is $5, and children are required to bring a bag lunch. Call (276) 523-1322 by Monday to register or for more information.


Another museum event features Jordan Allen & The Resonance performing at noon on Friday for the facility’s next “Lunch on the Lawn” program.


Jordan Allen & The Resonance have been together for about a year. They draw their inspiration from a variety of influences including Johnny Cash, The Beatles, The Avett Brothers, and Mumford & Sons. Members include Jordan Allen, Logan Bray, Sam Marcum, Andrew Worley and Caleb Blair.


The “Lunch on the Lawn” series is free and open to the public. Visitors may bring their own lunch or preorder a lunch from the museum for $5 each. Orders must be made in advance by 9 a.m. each Friday by calling the museum at (276) 523-1322.


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