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LEWISTON – Museum L-A will present three programs for youth during the last week of December featuring hands-on activities to complement the sessions’ historical themes. All programs take place at the Museum and run from 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon.

Programs for “Vacation Creation Days” are for ages 8-12. On Wednesday, Dec. 28 children will create a small project by carding, spinning, and weaving by hand. Participants will then tour Museum L-A’s textile exhibit and see how machinery changed the production of cloth. The following day, Thursday, Dec. 29, they will learn about the shoemaking industry in Lewiston-Auburn and create a small leather craft by hand sewing. The cost is $10 per day or $15 for both days. A family discount of $15 per day for 2 children or $25 for both days is also offered.

On Dec. 28 a program for the younger set – ages 5-7 – features the story “The Elves and the Shoemaker” and a special hand-on project. Cost is $5 per child. Museum L-A’s current special exhibit, “Portraits & Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations” highlights the local shoe industry – past and present.

All programs require pre-registration. Contact educator Joan Beal at 333-3881 or jbeal@museumla.org to register or for more information.