Free First Fridays

Admission will be free at the History Museum on the first Friday of the month. Explore the museum, enjoy Playing in the Past and a General Tour. 

Playing in the Past

Preschool Activity Hour

An exciting hour of crafting, exploring and storytelling held the first Friday of the month. Each month there is a different craft and story. Starts in the Wells Fargo Learning Center.

DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS WE ARE TEMPORARILY MOVING OUR FREE FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES ONLINE.  

Listen to a Story

Make a Horse Puppet

Supplies needed:

  • template (cardstock works best, but regular paper is ok)
  • craft stick (or bbq skewer, dowel, chopstick or something of similar size)
  • scissors
  • crayons, markers, color pencils
  • Optional: yarn (or cotton balls), googly eyes (or gems, sequins or buttons)

Instructions:

  • Cut out the template
  • Optional: if using regular paper, you may want to trace the template out on a thicker piece of paper or cardboard and glue to the back of the template to use as a backing (so the puppet stands straight).
  • Color and decorate your horse. If you have yarn or cotton balls, you can use them to add hair, and googly eyes (or something similar) to insert eyes. Or you can just color them in.
  • Glue a stick to the back of your puppet.
Online Tour

Upcoming

The next online Free First Friday event will be on Friday, August 7. Check back for details.