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April Fools Tour at Stone-Tolan
April 1, 2012 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
A rustic 19th century kitchen complete with an open hearth – and a plate of sushi?
A beautiful 19th century canopied bed, with a chamber pot peeking out from under the bed – next to a pair of flip flops?
Join us for the 2nd annual April Fools Tour at the Stone-Tolan Historic Site. The “April Fools” have visited Stone-Tolan – and have really messed things up for the museum staff! There are all sorts of things in there that don’t belong – and we need the public’s help to figure it out. The tour will be open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult. For this event, children up to age 16 are welcome free of charge.
Adults and kids will hunt for things that are out of place in the 200 year old rooms, including the tavern room, kitchen, parlor bedroom, hallway and pantry. Some may be obvious – like the sushi. Others will be a bit more challenging (hint: what is the date on that coin?) You’ll get a sheet to record their discoveries. After your hunt is done, take your completed sheet to the education center in the late 19th century Tolan barn. You’ll score your results, see how many you got right – and discover what you missed. There will be prizes!
The April Fools Tour will take place on this one day only. After all, we’ll need to get everything back to its appropriate, historically correct settings in time for the spring school tours!