Last week, when I was searching for information about the boat, Point Defiance, from Everett, Washington, I found a listing of maritime museums called Smith's Master Index to Maritime Museum websites. I linked to the Washington page in my last post, and again here. It shows museums all over the United States. That list is so long that I knew it might take a long time to do my boat research that way, but I was curious anyway, and started poking around to see what things might be interesting for kids.
I found the Kids’ Zone on the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum site. There are just a few items there, but they look like fun. You can download several full-color activities if you’re interested in paper dolls or a couple of games if you like boats (I happen to be interested in both). There is also a “Write Your Own History” page, with some suggestions about writing about your own history in addition to gathering your own oral histories from grownups.
I’ll let you know if I find any other interesting tidbits in these museum pages. In the meantime, you can look around for yourself You never know what you might find!