Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gather Round the Campfire

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 join us at the Bernhard Museum on July 31st at 8:00 pm for Campfire Storytelling. 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. For more information, please contact: 530-889-6500.