Make Your Own Museum Contest

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Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 8:00am to 11:45pm
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Share a subject you love and build your own museum!

picture of a kid in profile working on a diorama shoe box on the floor

While many of the world’s most famous museums take up enormous spaces in large cities, a group of local historic societies and bookstores have teamed up to show that size isn’t everything. The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation and the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley will partner with Flintridge Bookstore and Once Upon a Time Bookstore to host a Make Your Own Museum contest. The free event is open to all ages and skill levels and challenges participants to create a museum of any topic or category they choose – as long as it fits in a shoe box.

Participant rules and submission details:

Participants should take pictures of their creation and email them to no later than Sunday, May 16 at midnight. Winners will be chosen in three categories: Adult (age 13 and up), Youth (age 12 and below) and Family/Group (any age). The first-place entry for each category will receive a $30 gift card to either Flintridge Bookstore or Once Upon a Time Bookstore. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card to Flintridge Bookstore. The winning entries will also be put on display in the bookstores.

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