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Teams prepare for first historical scavenger hunt

May 14, 2014 at 12:14 a.m.


FOR TEAMS

• WHAT: Calhoun County Historical Scavenger Hunt

• WHEN AND WHERE: 8 a.m., online puzzles and historical sites across Calhoun County; 2 p.m., celebration, Calhoun County Museum, 301 S. Ann St., Port Lavaca; events are May 24

• HOW: Study resources and learn game rules at calhouncountyhc.org.

The Calhoun County Historical Commission is hosting a historical scavenger hunt May 24, which is National Scavenger Hunt Day.

Teams are composed of students in either the sixth, seventh or eighth grades and their parents, according to a news release. They are encouraged to study reference materials and to learn the rules of the game on the event website.

The scavenger hunt will use puzzles, riddles, mental and physical challenges and trips to historical sites to make learning about history fun. The content and objectives will relate to students' social studies curriculum and state testing.

The commission will release the password for the first online puzzle at 8 a.m. on the day of the event. When teams correctly finishes an activity, they will receive the password for the next puzzle.

The first five teams to complete the challenge will receive 1-ounce silver coins, and all the teams that finish will receive half-ounce silver coins. At 2 p.m., a celebration including hot dogs and drinks will start at the Calhoun County Museum.

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