Adventure Through History is a children’s program focused on creating a bond between Wayne County youth and their local history.¬†Children will have the opportunity to interact with their community by discovering the historical relevance of places, people and things around them.

Featured in Program:

  • – Creation of Flat Stanley’s and Flat Sally’s as a means of being able to create a representation of either themselves or a friend that they can take along with them on their “adventures” through history.
  • – Short field trips where children will be either accompanied by their chaperones to locations such as Center Street, to learn more about the local community, or by museum staff to local parks, trails, businesses and more, which are included in the topic of focus of the program.
  • – Tours and an abbreviated history of the Wayne County Museum.
  • – Tasks assigned to each child to complete in the span of the program, such as taking pictures at locations, writing a brief letter about what they have learned, and small games such as scavenger hunts.
  • – A chalk mural, which the children will design and create at the end of the program to signify their time at the museum, and will allow them to mark their own place in history at the Wayne County Museum.


Each lesson program will focus on different locations and topics of local county history.