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  • Day trippin': Finding family fun in St. Joseph museum

  • The Museums Association of St. Joseph announces the launch of a new program, Museum Crawl.
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  • The Museums Association of St. Joseph announces the launch of a new program, Museum Crawl. Participating museums in the St. Joseph area invite visitors to pick up a museum passport and visit each of the participating members, answering questions along the way. After completing the passport, kids can win a small prize from the final site. The crawl began Memorial Day weekend and continues through Sept. 14.
    "This self-driven history hunt is a fun way for kids and their families to experience our museums," said Melissa Swindell, Andrew County Museum, who worked to develop this project.
    The Museum Crawl was developed to offer visitors a unique way to explore the museums in Buchanan and Andrew Counties. Participating sites include: Andrew County Museum; Walter Cronkite Memorial; St. Joseph Museums including the Glore Psychiatric Museum, Black Archives Museum and American Indian Galleries; Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art; Wyeth-Tootle Mansion; Pony Express National Museum; National Military Heritage Museum; Northwest Genealogical Society; Robidoux Row Museum; and the Remington Nature Center.
    "This region offers such a wide variety of museums, and all are very affordable," said Cindy Daffron, Pony Express, who had the original idea for the project. "This is a fun, affordable way for families to find education and entertainment this summer."
    Participants are invited to pick up a passport at any of the museums. As people visit each museum, they have two questions to answer and then can get their passport stamped. Once the passport is completed, it can be turned in to win a prize.
    For more information, visit www.StJoMo.com/MuseumCrawl or call 816-324-4720.
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