Come celebrate “sweets and sweeties” at the historic Issaquah Depot Museum! For its February Play Date, Issaquah History Museums invites you to drop in with your children for a hands-on exploration of February traditions of the past. Volunteers and kids will talk about important people in our lives and how we show them they are important. One homesick soldier’s request for a cake from Mom will guide conversation about the powerful connections between food and love. Kids will look at reproductions of Valentines and other “love” notes between friends and family. Kids will be able to decorate Valentines and/or a cookie to take home.
Parents and guardians are welcome to participate or merely observe from a distance while drinking a cup of hot coffee or tea.
About Depot Play Dates: Issaquah History Museums’ Depot Play Date program helps children to foster a connection with the past while having fun. Each drop-in Saturday program focuses on an essential theme of Issaquah’s history, illustrated by a hands-on activity and one or more resources from the collection of the Issaquah History Museums. Staff and volunteers will interact with kids using inquiry-based discussion methods, encouraging them to make their own discoveries. Most activities will have something that kids can take home with them at the end of the day. The Play Dates will take place on the first Saturday of the month, through April 2nd.