“Night at the Museum” will give young students hands-on lessons in La Crosse area history

Young La Crosse area students are getting a hands-on lesson in archaeology.

La Crosse’s Riverside Museum is hosting a “Night at the Museum” event Friday night.

The free event is being put on by the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center and La Crosse Historical Society. Preschooler elementary age kids and their families will get to experience archaeology, the Ho-Chunk language and culture, along with pottery, crafts and games.

“Animal skins that they can pet a raccoon or a fox, look at some stone tools, look at some ancient pottery, see some of the other things over there,” said MVAC Senior Research Associate Constance Arzigian.

“Night at the Museum” begins Friday night at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, but events are designed for young students.

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