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Hamburg Twp. Historical Museum hosting kids day camp and rummage sale in July

The Hamburg Township Historical Museum is hosting a series of events in July to help raise awareness of their mission and raise funds to keep that mission alive.

The first is a history day camp called Camp Looking Back that will take place July 14 & 15 and is designed to appeal to 7- to 9-year-olds. Day 1 will focus on the everyday lives of Native American children who once made Hamburg Township their home. On Day 2, campers will be able to compare what they learned the first day to the lives of the “new” American children who settled there with their families in the 1830s. There will be many hands-on activities for kids to take part in, from fun-filled games to authentic chores including grinding corn and making butter. A mid-morning snack is included in the camp’s cost of $75 per child.

The second event is the annual rummage sale, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23 & then again on Saturday, July 30. Among the merchandise available will be toys, tools, sporting goods, camping gear, home goods, DVDs, purses, and jewelry.

“It’s run on a free-will donation basis,” explained Patricia Majher, museum administrator. “Patrons set the price for each item they buy.”

To counteract the heat, a Kona Ice of Brighton truck will be set up in the parking lot. If it’s raining, the sale will be moved inside. Majher encourages visitors to come both days, “because we’ll be putting out new inventory on the 23rd and the 30th. Proceeds from the shaved ice truck and the rummage sale will go to a good cause, for new exhibits, events, and educational programs that promote our shared history.”

Also taking place is a temporary exhibit that went up in February and is set to come down in December. Titled “Making Herstory: Famous Females in Township History,” it focuses on the lives of 8 women who made a difference – each in her own way – in the area.

To register a child for camp, visit Eventbrite.com. For more information on the rummage or exhbits, contact Patricia Majher at 810-986-0190 or email; hamburgmuseummichigan@outlook.com

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