Earth day exhibit set for April

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Join the Oldham County History Center in taking a closer look at the meaning of Earth Day throughout the month of April. No matter when or how you celebrate Earth Day, its message is the same: everyone has a personal responsibility to be environmental stewards of the Earth and help save our natural resources.

Learn fun recycling facts, reasons to recycle and a little about the history of Earth Day. When the first Earth Day was held in 1970 it was successful in raising awareness about environmental issues and changing public attitudes. As a result, during the ensuing decade a number of important pieces of environmental legislation were passed, such as the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act and the Endangered Species Act.

Visitors can learn more about saving our Earth through a hands-on, interactive exhibit in the Children’s Room of the Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum. This exhibit is a precursor to the Children’s Earth Day Festival, a day-long celebration of the Earth which will take place on Saturday, April 26 on the grounds of the History Center campus and various downtown business locations. Storytellers, Blessing of the Animals, free tree seedlings and a special Flash Dance of What Does the Fox Say? will be included in the festival’s activities, plus a special guest appearance by WDRB Snow Fox.

The Peyton Samuel Head Family Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. The second floor of the museum features a new, year-long exhibit entitled, I Pledge Allegiance: Honoring our WWII Veterans.

For more information contact: Oldham County History Center, 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange, 502-222-0826

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