Many thanks to our summer intern, Jace.
From June through August, in addition to welcoming and greeting guests to the museum, he:
=> Shared his painting skills by repainting the Little Free Library, the wooden animals used in children’s programming and at special events, the Dala horse croquet set, and the signs in the heritage vegetable garden.
=> Assisted with tours.
=> Was instrumental in creating bags for children and adults who have autism and sensory issues so that their experience at Gammelgården is more comfortable and a positive experience.
=> Welcomed guests at the Scandia Farmers Market.
=> Helped with Midsommardagen, participated in the activities, and shared his vision for his capstone project at Gammelgården with the audience.
=> Assisted with Dalapalooza – a weekend class offered in August that featured Arvid (a therapy horse from River Valley Riders) and for participants to paint a wooden Dala horse sculpture.
=> Assisted with the Sewing Camp and doing hands-on activities with the youth about needlefelting as well as bees and beekeeping.
=> Taught children how to do two crafts at the Clover Blossom Schoolhouse at the Almelund Threshing Show in August.
=> Assisted with Spelmansstamman.
=> Shared his baking skills with staff, volunteers, and Sentence to Serve crews.
Jace’s capstone project was planning and leading Camp Tomte – a new camp he envisioned for Gammelgården. The camp successfully introduced new children and families to the museum.
The children created stuffed tomtes; created cyanotype prints; made a boat from upcycled materials; created a pond scene using air-dry clay; and made, wrote, and sketched in nature journals.
Gammelgården Museum – including the staff, volunteers, guests at workshops and events, and the campers at Camp Tomte – all enjoyed having Jace with us this summer, and wish him the best during the upcoming school year.