The Western Development Museum (WDM) is putting on some activities within the museum for the month of October.

The self-lead activities are called October Mysteries and they're goal is to relieve the stigma around black cats as pets and instead celebrate them.

There are two different activities for families to participate in.

WDM Educator and Public Programs Coordinator Karla Rasmussen told Discover Moose Jaw, "the first one is sort of geared towards younger folk. It's a look-and-find where we've hidden 13 images of artifacts that feature black cats from our collection and these pictures are scattered throughout our gallery. So, when folks arrive they can pick up an activity sheet, it has thumbnails of all of the images their looking for and then as they visit the museum and walk through they can write down what artifact or what exhibit that picture is found in... The other mystery that we have is for older youth. I would estimate for about ages 10 and up unless there's a family together that's quite alright too... the other mystery is about some missing black cats. So, there's a story booklet that folks can pick up when they come in and it walks you through a mystery. There are some clues in the booklet. there are some clues in the gallery spaces and then there's puzzles to solve along the way."

After completing each activity, participants can enter a draw to win Halloween prizes.Look and find promo 4October Mysteries at the Western Development Museum

The WDM is using these activities to also work with the Humane Society and they're encouraging people to bring in a donation of canned cat food that will go to the organization.

There is no extra cost, both activities are included in the admission fee.

 

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