History Camp

Campers participated in several activities during the 2018 History Camp in Orland. These campers are shelling corn, which is taking the kernels off the cob so the corn can be used as feed for farm animals.

The Orland Historical and Cultural Society will present the 25th History Camp in July.

According to a press release, several unique features are planned to mark the 25h anniversary of the event that is designed for students in grades third through sixth who have an interest in learning about the community’s history.

Campers will be able to play old-time games, puzzles and participate in hands-on activities (disguised as chores from 1910), a walking tour of Orland and visit vintage buildings on the Heritage Trail at the Glenn County Fairgrounds. There will also be an introduction to museums, genealogy, oral history and family traditions.

Class sessions will be July 8-12 in the backyard of the Alta Schmidt House Museum, 936 Fourth St., Orland, daily from 8 a.m.-noon.

The week will wrap up with a lunch at Dead Owl Curve picnic area on Friday of that week.

Registration costs $15 per participant and is limited to the first 21 paid sign ups. 

“This is a very special, fun-filled learning experience for your child, grandchild, niece or nephew,” it was stated in the press release.

To register a child or for more information, contact Doc Russell at 513-3288. 

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