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Kid's Day to be featured at the Tehachapi Museum on May 17

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Children from a past event at the Tehachapi Museum learn about an old-fashioned water pump. This year they will learn about panning for gold and other facts about the Tehachapi area. Photo courtesy of Tehachapi Heritage League

Three girls dressed in vintage summer outfis visi the Errea House Museum in Tehachapi and learn about how children lived in the 1900 to 1930 era. Photo courtesy of Tehachapi Heritage League

To celebrate National Museum Day, the Tehachapi Heritage League is sponsoring "Kid's Day at the Museum." The free event will be held on May 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Tehachapi Museum and the Errea House Museum, located at 300 S. Green St.

All the Tehachapi Museums will be open so that area children can learn about Tehachapi's history and see historical items from the past. Activities for children of all ages will be ongoing with prizes awarded for various contests. Many service groups will be on hand including the Tehachapi Library, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Kern County Sheriffs Department, Scouts, Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District and others.

Demonstrations will be held of woodcarving, origami, robotics, skateboarding, badge making, and more. Some of the contests for kids of all ages include: hula hoop, basketball hoops, beanbag toss, panning for gold, and scavenger hunts. Several antique vehicles will be on display and storyteller, Bob Reynolds, will be reading stories for the younger children in the Errea Garden.

The kids will also prepare freshly popped corn.

Bring the family and don't miss the fun. Down the street, the Railroad Museum at the Depot will also be open, so while you are in the historic downtown area, stop by the Depot on the corner of Green Street and Tehachapi Boulevard.

For more information, call the Tehachapi Museum at 822-8152.

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