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Saturday, January 02, 2016

Family Fun Day: Blackhawk Museum


 For our first family fun day of 2016, we tried out the Blackhawk Museum. Formerly just a collection of antique automobiles, the Blackhawk Museum has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institute and remodeled their small collection to a wonderful museum that includes an exhibit on the Westward Expansion in the United States. Filled with impressive dioramas and authentic display pieces, the "Spirit of the West" exhibit is informative and fun, with plenty of hands-on pieces for the younger crowd.


When we visited, the museum had a special exhibit on model European trains, which completely captivated my five-year-old boy, as he examined and explored yards and yards of working model train track. Sadly, that exhibit is moving on and the last day for viewing was January 3.