Our County park system is dear to me. One of its gems is the Heritage Museum at Heritage Park, located near the Page Extension. With its beautiful displays and exhibits, it is THE place to go if you love local and state history - but did you know it is also host to a variety of events, from car shows to movie nights to classes? There is something for everyone!
Free Car Shows begin this spring on May 9. Car enthusiasts can come and admire a variety of automobiles on display outside on the parking lot, and then explore the transportation-themed exhibit on display inside the Museum. Shows are also scheduled on June 13, July 11, August 8 and September 12, with each show running from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Your family can make plans this summer and fall to watch movies for free outdoors on an inflatable screen during Movie Nights at the Museum. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy free popcorn, with soda and candy available to purchase. Movies start at sunset. Here is this year’s schedule:
May 16 – The Goonies®
June 20 – The Natural®
July 18 – Planes: Fire & Rescue®
August 15 – Back to the Future®
September 19 – Guardians of the Galaxy®
October 17 – Ghostbusters II®
If you know a child who loves to learn, encourage them to check out the History Explorer Kids Camp. The week-long day camp will help kids discover history through historic-themed activities, challenges and crafts. There are two sessions to choose from: “Pioneers,” which runs July 13 - 17 from 9 a.m. until noon and “History Mystery,” which runs July 27 – 31 from 9 a.m. until noon. Cost is $40 for each camp and registration is required.
New this year to the Museum are Music/Food Truck Events on August 29 and September 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. Gather your family and friends to enjoy food and entertainment – all for only the cost of food! Plans for these events are still in the works, so stay tuned for more information.
Coming back for a second year is the Learn to Homebrew Day on November 7 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Instructors will demonstrate the art of making beer at home. The event is free but registration is required.
You can wrap up 2015 at the Museum with the Sounds of the Season on December 13 starting at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a cup of hot apple cider and take in holiday musical performances along with the Museum displays. The first 50 guests even receive a complimentary commemorative ornament!
Finally, remember that year-round you can enjoy the Centennial Trail from the Museum property. Fit for walking, running and biking, the trail extends to the Katy Trail and the Discovery Bridge.
For more information and updates on any of these events, along with more information about the Heritage Museum, check out the Parks Event Calendar at www.stccparks.org, or call 636-949-7535.