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PHOTOS: Students learn about Oregon Trail at Willmar Public Library Homeschool Hour

Students and their parents relived the historic journey along the Oregon Trail during an interactive activity at the Willmar Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.

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Becky Woltjer, left, and son Rohn Woltjer, 10, work together to construct a wagon out of popsicle sticks during a monthly homeschool hour at the Willmar Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
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WILLMAR — Children and their parents took a step back in time Wednesday afternoon to relive a historic journey of grand proportions at the Willmar Public Library.

Youngsters and their parents worked together to construct covered wagons as they brought the historic Oregon Trail journey to life through an interactive activity led by Willmar Public Library children's librarian Alyssa Lennander.

Homeschool Hour is a monthly gathering of homeschooled students and their parents to do a fun activity.

This time around, Lennander taught the children about the perilous journey west for many during the early exploration days of the United States, before walking them through the process to construct their very own wagons.

The gatherings are held on the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 2 p.m. at the Willmar Public Library.

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Lindsey Meyer, center, helps Seela Meyer, 6, and Sevi Meyer, 3, create Oregon Trail wagons during homeschool hour at the Willmar Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
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Sofina Meyer, 2, takes a break from the Oregon Trail programming at the Willmar Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
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Willmar Public Library children's librarian Alyssa Lennander talks about the historic Oregon Trail to attendees at Homeschool Hour at the Willmar Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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