Kids Step Back in Time for Pony Express Museum's Day Camp

Published 07/09 2013 07:07PM

Updated 07/09 2013 09:00PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Kids are getting a taste of history at the Pony Express Museum's one-room school house this week.

The annual day camp is underway with the theme of "Go West Again."

More than 50 kids are learning about the 1800s - everything from what it was like to attend class in a one-room school house to the clothing worn during that time.

The museum offers this hands-on lesson as a way to bring the stories from the pages of a history book to life.

"History is recorded in books, but for children it's a lot easier if they see history come alive. So, they get to actually see a little bit of what history looked like rather than just reading about it in a book," said volunteer Stan Rippey.

The four-day camp wraps up on Thursday.

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