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UPDATE: Program cancelled but will be offered again at a future date.

LEWISTON - Children ages 8-11 will explore Museum L-A's new exhibit, "Rivers of Immigration" during a fun-filled afternoon on Dec. 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Snow date is scheduled for the following day, Dec. 30.

A series of hands-on activities will introduce participants to people who left their homelands to settle in Lewiston. They will investigate through games and inquiry WHY people came to Lewiston, WHERE they came from, WHAT work they did here, HOW life was different for them. There will be a special emphasis on the life of children and what it meant to leave "home."

The colorfully illustrated book, Coming to America: The Story of Immigration by Betsy Maestro, will highlight many of the challenges faced by immigrant families as they journeyed to, and settled in, their new country.

Young folks will play a new version of "Museum Bingo" to discover facts about the immigrants to this area - past and present - and use a map to discover just how far families traveled. The afternoon will include a snack and a craft activity where children will decorate their own miniature "treasure" trunk. Participants will receive a booklet for completing their own family stories at home.

Registration is $5.00 per child, ages 8-11. To register, please call the Museum at 207-333-3881 by Dec. 28. Space is limited. Museum L-A is located at 35 Canal Street in the Bates Mill Complex.