Kids’ program on logging at history center

The Anoka County Historical Society will offer a new program for children Saturday, June 8 at the Anoka County History Center, a logging orientation day from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The 1913 Ball Club Logging camp is looking for new and enthusiastic workers to bring logs to Anoka’s local saw mills, according to Elaine Koehn, historical society volunteer coordinator.

“At this orientation day, kids will learn about what it takes to work for a logging company,” Koehn said.

“We will cover each aspect of camp life: from the working hours, bunk house conditions and food, to the different jobs and tools needed to cut down a tree and get it from the forest and all the way back down the river to Anoka.

“Participants will enjoy juice and cookies while putting their newly acquired knowledge of the logging industry to good use making unique pretzel log cabins to take home.”

The program provides an opportunity for families to spend quality time together while engaging with local history in a fun and interactive setting, Koehn said.

For additional information, or to register for this new program, call the history center at 763-421-0600. There is a minimum fee for supplies of $5 for members and kids and $7 for non-members. The history center is located at 2135 Third Ave. N., Anoka.

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