Tuesday, August 18, 2009

And the Fire Burned Bright

Saturday evening’s Campfire Storytelling at the Bernhard Museum was a great fun-filled night of stories and S’mores and was attended by 38 people. Several families made the trek to the Bernhard Museum and nearly all requested that the Placer County Museums host this program again. Museums staff told five stories, ranging from the legend of Rattlesnake Dick, Native American celestial myths, and a Gold Rush tale of a gold stealing mouse.

A few young storytellers stood and told their own tales before the marshmallows were placed on wood skewers and the making of S’mores commenced. This was a great family event and we will definitely plan another campfire program for next summer.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Campfire Storytelling at the Bernhard Museum

Campfire stories are fun! Do you remember sitting around a campfire listening to a great story? Whether it's the long, embarrassing story your dad told about your first bicycle accident or the ghost story your uncle told that kept you up all night, stories have been, and continue to be, an important form of communication. For thousands of years, stories have been told to impart information, teach valuable life lessons, and enhance one's understanding of their culture. If you would like to learn more about the history of storytelling and to hear a few good ol' yarns, please joins us on Saturday, August 15th at 8:30 pm for Campfire Storytelling at the Bernhard Museum. This Placer County Museums Community Education program is FREE! No ghost stories will be told, so parents are encouraged to bring their children. You may either sit on the grass or you can bring your own blanket or lawn chair to sit on. And yes, we will roast marshmallows and make S'Mores.

The Bernhard Museum is located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn.
For more information, please contact: 530-889-6500.