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LEWISTON - Youths age 8 through 12 are invited to register for Museum L-A's upcoming Summer Vacation History Camp. This year's theme is "Change Over Time" and will take place July 13, 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Registrants may sign up for all three days or single days. The fee is $10 per day or $25 for all three days. Museum L-A Educators Joan Beal and Diane Williams developed the programs and will lead the sessions. Camp activities and programs are:

-Day 1 "Bobbin Girl" Read and hear the story "Bobbin Girl" and complete activities related to the life of child workers in the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts.

-Day 2 "Weave and Spin" Card, spin and weave cotton by hand, then tour Museum L-A to see how textiles were produced during the Industrial Age.

-Day 3 "Purchasing Power" Participants will explore the answers to these questions: What would your family income be in 1900 if you worked in the mills? What could you buy and how much would it cost? How is it different from today?

"This year's history camp will be a fun, hands-on way for children to get a glimpse at what it meant to work in Lewiston-Auburn's textile mills," notes Beal. "We've had fun designing the programs. The looms and spindles are waiting."

The camp is being sponsored by Austin Associates, P.A., Certified Public Accounts and also made possible through a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. Registration is limited to 12 participants each day. For more information or to register, please call 207-333-3881 or send an email to jbeal@museumla.org. Museum L-A is located in the Bates Mill Complex at the corner of Canal and Chestnut streets in Lewiston.