SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — Most of the time you go to a museum, everything is behind glass or has the words ‘DO NOT TOUCH’ on it, but the Salem Museum is offering a unique experience for the community on Saturdays.
When you visit the museum, you will be able to put gloves on and touch artifacts that could be older than you.
‘Hands on History’ started in the month of July with artifacts from Lakeside Amusement Park that was in Salem, but the museum says the artifacts will change every month.
The Lakeside Artifacts exhibit featured a carousel face from the 1920s, ticket stubs, a prop gun, and a stuffed duck prize.
“There are always better learning opportunities when you are physically able to interact with things and it creates more of a memory,” the Salem Museum’s director of education and archives, Garrett Channell, said. “So even though they didn’t get to experience it as a park, they still get to come and see the items from it and still experience it that way.”
Channell, tells WFXR News that the exhibit for August is sports related.