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04/17/2010 - Ben Franklin Family Day

Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

Activities included

  • Kids' kitemaking workshop
  • Kids' kite fly
  • A kite memorabilia display
  • Hands-on activities
  • Displays of rare artifacts
  • Experient with Camp Invention
  • Hear music performed by the 12-member Como Avenue Jug Band

Dave Herzig from MKS put on a kite making workshop as part of Ben Franklin Family Day at the Minnesota History Center.  The kids made sled kites with a special Ben Franklin design available.  There was a steady stream of kids throughout the afternoon. A lot of fun!

Tom Cross from MKS displayed his Kite Memorabilia Collection in the main atrium of the History Center. There was lots of interest and people really enjoyed seeing the many kite themed items.

Unfortunately kite flying wasn't possible. There was plenty of wind, but the yard was small and the wind was extremely unstable as it swirled around the building.

Enjoy some pictures from the event.  Click on the play button for a slide show. Click on the lower right corner and the album to browse the picture album.

Ben Franklin Family Day - April 17, 2010