Sign up now for the Old Time School

Looking for unique experiences for your children this summer that are close to home and that will not break your budget? The Isanti County Historical Society has three summer programs that fit this bill to a tee.

Old Time School at West Riverside School is now taking reservations for the last two weekly sessions beginning June 27. Held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grades 1-8, students attend class as if it were 1900. Cost is $50 per student ($40 if parent or grandparent is a member of ICHS). Contact Karen Lood at 763-689-2830 for availability.

Swedish Language & Culture Camp will be held Aug. 15-19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. at the West Riverside School. Campers, ages 5-13 (must have completed Kindergarten) will have lessons in Swedish language & culture trough food, crafts, stories, songs, games and folk dance.

Taught by instructors Valorie Arrowsmith and Kathy Olson, classes and activities are held in a log cabin (built by Swedish immigrants from Jämtland in 1859) and the West Riverside School (a one-room schoolhouse from 1898). Registration is $55 per student ($45 if parent or grandparent current member of ICHS).

Pre-School Swedish Language and Culture Camp is offered Aug. 16-18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., open to ages 4 and 5 (must be toilet trained). Registration is $40 per student ($30 if parent or grandparent current member of ICHS).

Pioneer School at the recently restored Spencer Brook School is now taking reservations for their first-ever session held Aug. 1-5. Held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grades 1-8, students attend class as if it were 1895.

Registration is limited to 20 students and will be taught by Audrey Misiaura. Cost is $50 per student ($40 if parent or grandparent is a member of ICHS).

If you are interested in registering for the above programs, or for information about the Isanti County Historical Society, becoming a member, or volunteering time and talents, call 763-689-4229, or email: ichs@izoom.net, or visit www.ichs.ws.

Registration forms are available for all sessions on-line, and registration payment may also be made on-line for Swedish Camp and Pioneer School.

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