On Sunday, the Orange County Historical Museum will add a children's gallery aimed at kids aged 3 to 7.
The gallery will be titled Kids’ Space and is set to be a permanent addition to the top floor of the museum.
The space will showcase five different stations, each allowing children to relate their current life to that of those from the past. These stations are focused on food, school, currency, native animals and arts and crafts.
Since its opening in 1957, the museum has worked to enlighten and engage community members and visitors, according to their website.
And the new children's space plans to build on that.
Tanya Day, the site manager at the museum, and Courtney Smith, the exhibits and programs coordinator, began thinking about the idea for a children's gallery when they realized the lack of accessible resources for families.
Together, the pair came up with the final idea for the Kids' Space.
Day said the space was created to allow children to learn about the history of Orange County while having fun in the process.
“As we take a closer look, not just at Hillsborough but Orange County as a whole, there really are not many free, educational offerings for families, especially younger children,” she said.