Historic Courthouse requests gently used garments for ‘Playing the Past’

Remember the days of “dress-up” play, using cast-off clothing, shoes, and accessories to pretend to live in another era and life?
That continues at the Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater. Starting in January, the Historic Courthouse will begin a new program of “Playing the Past” for scouting troops to learn about the lives of area residents throughout history, and create their own characters based on what they learn. Scouts will dress up as their character and perform a speech as that person, and then play using vintage games.
The Historic Courthouse would like to increase its dress-up clothes supply for the program, and is asking the public to help through clothing donations. Requirements are clean, gently-used clothing styles pre-1980s. The clothing can be vintage or vintage-style. It also needs to be easy to wear and remove for accessibility. Hats, aprons, and other small accessories will be accepted as well.
If you have any such items that you are willing to donate, take them to the Parks office near the north entrance to the Historic Courthouse. For more information, call the Historic Courthouse at 651-275-7075.
Call 651-430-8240 or see www.co.washington.mn.us/parks for additional information on this and other programs. Follow Washington County Parks on social media at @WashCountyParks.

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