Church History Museum summer program helps Primary children

Exploring the outdoors, sharing campfire stories and treasure hunting are all regular summer activities for adventurous youth. This summer, the Church History Museum will help Primary children experience these common activities in an uncommon place.

The 2010 edition of Primary activity days at the Church History Museum began June 7 with a group of nearly 20 children from the Sagecrest Ward, Sandy Utah Central Stake. The museum blends existing exhibits with fast-paced activities to help children internalize this summer's theme: "On Our Way: Walking the Path to Our Savior."

Church history educator Angela Ames said she expects more than 3,000 children from more than 100 wards and branches to participate in the activities, which run through Aug. 14.

"Our goal really is to bring in the very young Primary-aged children and give them a really good experience with the museum," Sister Ames said. "That way, at a young age, they're interacting with Church history in a way that's fun and exciting and makes them want to come back and learn more when they're older."

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