Special program at Porter House Aug. 19

What do a bull in a China shop, the Amazon rainforest, and a butterfly pupa all have in common?

Each will be featured in a series of children’s stories shared with families at the Porter House Museum in Decorah on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Beginning at 10 a.m., children ages 5 and older, along with an adult caregiver, can participate in a special story time tour at the museum. In the dining room will be read “Clovis Keeps His Cool”, by Katelyn Aronson about a bull in his Granny Grace’s China shop. Upstairs in the “camp room,” the book “Zonia’s Rainforest”, by Juana Martinez-Neal will be shared featuring the vibrantly colored blue morpho butterfly. And in Bert Porter’s “butterfly room,” Laura Knowles’ book “How To Be A Butterfly” will come to life with colorful illustrations of butterflies in their stages of development.

Hands-on crafts and exploration of the rock wall and gardens will follow, and the event will finish up with lunch provided to all participants.

There is no cost to attend this special event. Sponsors are Candace and David Arp, and volunteers are Darlene Fossum-Martin, Carol Gaustad, Carol Hagen and Janis Mineart.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The stories are geared towards children ages 5 to 10 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult care-giver.

To register, go to porterhousemuseum.org and click on “Events.”

Porter House Museum is located at 401 West Broadway in Decorah.

For more information, or with questions, contact museum manager John Reynolds at info@porterhousemuseum.org.

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