Park to take youth back to old ways

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – It’s one of the few times when children can step back in time to see what life was like for youngsters in the 19th century. This weekend, Heritage Park hosts the city’s annual “Children’s Day,” when an expected 2,000 visitors will be able to pan for gold, churn butter, walk on stilts and dress up in clothing from the 1880s. There also will be pie-eating contests, and storytellers will share tales of the Santa Fe Springs area’s historic figures and events. “It’s old-fashioned fun for kids,” said Margaret Hammon, cultural arts administrator for Heritage Park. century ambience, so it’s the perfect setting for this kind of event.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Children’s Day,” a Santa Fe Springs tradition since 1988, features learning exhibits designed for children 3 to 12 years old. “It provides an opportunity for families to help educate their children on what life was like a hundred years ago,” said Joyce Ryan, outreach librarian at the Santa Fe Springs Library. The event will feature a “gamut of all communities that have lived in this area,” including Victorian and Native American cultures. For Hammon, Heritage Park is the perfect venue for the event. “The park was built in 1880,” she said. “It’s all turn-of-the- last_img read more


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