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Pony Express Museum Treats Guests to Free Admission on Family Day

Guests spent time in the one-room Pony School, where they saw just how different a day in class was back in the 1860s. They also learned about the job of a Pony Express rider.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) As Presidents' Day honors our nation's history, a St. Joseph museum is doing the same.

The Pony Express Museum hosted family day Monday. Guests spent time in the one-room Pony School, where they saw just how different a day in class was back in the 1860s. They also learned about the job of a Pony Express rider.

The event offers a unique look at that time period.

"One of the things in life as a young child that we need more of is the discovery - not on some machine, not on some game, actual walk in and find the walls talk to you and so can the floors," said Cindy Daffron, Pony Express Museum.

The museum, at 9th and Penn Streets, offers free admission during Family Day, with this year's event serving as a kick-off for the Pony School day camp.
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