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'History Hitting the Road' Program Comes to Shinnston

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Some Harrison County kids took a trip a few hundred years back in time Tuesday afternoon.

West Virginia University and Jackson's Mill teamed up to bring their "History Hitting the Road" program to Ferguson Memorial Park on North Street in Shinnston.

The program is sponsored by the Bice-Ferguson Museum and gives kids a chance to learn about history in a "hands on" way.

This traveling exhibit features a variety of displays and fun activities, including candle-dipping, an 1800's-era tent display, corn grinding, a covered wagon with furs and hides, and games for the kids to play.

"It's pretty cool, we get to make candles like they did in the colonial times and make rope bracelets like they did in those times. And they have a bunch of things for sale like arrow heads and rabbit hides and stuff like that," said Louis Rodina, a program participant.

According to the WVU Extension Service, the goal of the "History Hitting the Road" outreach program is to provide heritage education to the community.

The program has been very successful and even brought home the blue ribbon for Outstanding Demonstration at the 2008 Mountain State Art & Craft Fair, a show where all exhibitors are required to demonstrate

The program will run again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ferguson Memorial Park on North Street in Shinnston.