Archive for Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Historical sites sponsor summer history hunt

May 15, 2013

An interactive History Hunt sponsored by the Museums & Historical Sites of Wyandotte County begins next week.

Participants can start exploring on May 20 and have until Sept. 14 to complete the treasure hunt. However, those who finish earlier better their chance of winning a prize in the History Hunt weekly drawing.

To participate, pick up a passport at any participating site or online at VisitKansasCityKS.com. Visit each site and answer a mystery question on the passport, then turn the completed passport in to any participating site to be registered to win prizes. Participants also can connect with the hunt on Facebook and upload their discoveries for additional chances to win cool prizes.

Participating sites are: Clendening History of Medicine Museum at Kansas University Hospital, Grinter Place State Historical Site, Lewis & Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point, Korean-Vietnam War Memorial, F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library, National Agricultural Hall of Fame & Farming Museum, Old Quindaro Museum, Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum, Rosedale Memorial Arch, Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum & Cultural Center, Sumner High School and Wyandotte County Historical Museum.

Major sponsors of the History Hunt are Barton P. & Mary D. Cohen Foundation, Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau and Bonner Springs Convention & Tourism.

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