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Heritage arts activities set for Julia A. Purnell Museum

(July 16, 2015) The Julia A. Purnell Museum has just begun its most popular summer offering for children: a series of heritage arts activities where youngsters will learn about the area’s history through hands-on projects.
The activities are offered every Wednesday through Aug. 12 from 1-3 pm. Throughout the summer, participants will create handmade Victorian toys, learn to play croquet in Byrd Park and engage with the museum’s collection of local artifacts.
“Letting children experience history hands-on engages them with the ways people lived in the past and helps them to think about how those ways of living shape their experiences today,” said Julia A. Purnell Museum Executive Director Dr. Cindy Byrd.
Thanks to the support of the Berlin-Ocean City Optimist Club, general admission is free for children all year in 2015, and this includes the Heritage Arts for Kids workshops. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is not needed; simply drop in between 1 and 3 p.m.
Children should expect to spend about 15-30 minutes working on their projects; afterward, they are encouraged to enjoy the museum.
To learn more about summer activities, contact the Julia A. Purnell Museum at 410-632-0515 or visit