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The museum education department planned a three-day summer camp to highlight the year’s interpretive theme, “Tried and True: Traditions of a Southeast Texas Family.” The camp, which was open to eight- to twelve-year-olds, focused on traditions ranging from writing to entertainment. Campers participated in a variety of activities—planning a party, setting a table, creating a journal—and worked together to write and star in an old-fashioned radio show. Other activities taught them about telegraphy and handwritten correspondence (life before email, text messages, and other technology); they were even assigned a pen pal.
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