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Step away from your screens and step into history for a hands-on pioneer adventure!
The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum is offering free pioneer activity kits for third- through fifth-graders. Children learn how to plan their pioneer adventure, pack a pioneer wagon, imagine and draw a new area to settle, grow a garden and even create pioneer toy!
The Pioneer Activity Kit includes an activity script and all materials needed for fun away from a laptop or video game. To get your kit:
1. Email a request to Karolina Kowalczyk, MCHS'volunteer and outreach coordinator, at
2. Schedule a Pioneer Activity Kit pick-up time and date for a contactless pickup.
3. Pick up your kit outside the museum office at 6422 Main St. in Union - halfway between Routes 176 and 20.
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