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Saturdays at Fort Union are Kidz Kraft Saturdays!
Every Saturday through Labor Day will feature a different hands on Kidz Kraft activity
Williston, North Dakota. - Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site is excited to announce Kidz Kraft Saturdays during the Summer of 2018. Every Saturday through Labor Day, Fort Union will host a different activity or craft geared towards kids of all ages. Kids will enjoy these hands-on history activities, and will have a new skill or take-home project! For example, kids can come learn some Spencerian handwriting with a real quill and ink and leave with a quill of their very own. Other activities include learning how to play games from the fur trade era, learning what it takes to be worker at the fort, creating a winter count, and learn about news events during the tenure of the fort, and more!
Each of the Kidz Kraft activities are free and open to the public and open to all age levels. Most programs will take approximately one hour to complete. Proper adult supervision is required during the activities, and rangers will be available to answer any questions and assist during the activities as well.
Summer 2018 Kidz Craft Activity Schedule:
July 7th-Clerk Day: Learn cursive handwriting, use real ink and feather quill and make a new quill of your very own. 10:00-4:00 CT
July 14th-Buffalo Hide Winter Count: Learn American Indian history and make your own winter count. 9:00-5:00 CT
July 21st- Bodmer Day: Karl Bodmer painted spectacular landscapes of Fort Union and the surrounding areas. View some of his works and make a landscape painting of your own. 10:00-5:00 CT
July 28th-Game Day: Learn a new game, or two from the Fur Trade Era. 10:00-2:00 CT
August 4th- Boat Making: Come try your hand at making a miniature keelboat, canoe, or steamboat using kits and popsicle sticks. Open to all ages. 10:00-4:00 CT
August 11th- Engagé Tryouts: Test your skills to see if you could cut it as a laborer for the American Fur Company 12:00-3:00 CT
August 18th- News of the Era: Learn about different events that were happening during the time period of fort. Create a news article that can go into the Frontier Scout. 10:00-4:00 CT
August 25th- Weaving: Learn the Art of finger weaving and leave with a personalized piece of your own. 10:00-4:00 CT
September 1st- Animal Prints: Join us for our last kidz kraft of the season. Learn about animal tracks, create a booklet, and search for animal prints around the fort. 10:00 - 3:00 CT