Families can come to the campus of Westminster College tomorrow, Saturday, September 6, to enjoy a free morning of Olympic themed fun activities hosted by the National Churchill Museum.
The event will be held from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Churchill Institute located directly across from the Museum.
Activities will include a noodle javelin throw, washers shot putt, a photo area with Olympic props and much more.
The Museum has planned this event to celebrate this summer’s One READ book, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
An uplifting and fast paced Cinderella story, this nonfiction work describes the journey of nine working class young men from the University of Washington as they row their way out of obscurity and into the gold-medal race at the 1936 Olympic Games in Hitler’s Berlin.
Drawing on interviews, journals and period photographs, the author tells the fascinating story of these unlikely American heroes, their passion and perseverance set against the struggles of the Great Depression and a looming Second World War.
Now in its 12th year, One READ is a community-wide reading program, coordinated by the Daniel Boone Regional Library and sponsored by a task force of local media and community agencies.
The panel that makes the selection looks for books the community will enjoy reading and discussing, that have a broad-based appeal to readers of different backgrounds and reading levels, and that address themes, issues and topics that will encourage and sustain spirited discussion.
The goal is to encourage leisure reading and offer a variety of ways people with different backgrounds who have read the same book can get together for book discussions and other programs such as this Museum event.