Historical Society to host History Hunt
The Merrill Historical Society is now accepting registrations for its 5th Annual History Hunt to be held Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A History Hunt is a cross between a scavenger hunt, a driving rally, and a trivia contest; wherein the teams travel around via a determined route to discover historical facts. The theme of this year’s hunt will be “City of Parks”. Teams will visit Merrill’s parks, learn their histories, and find clues that will lead them to the location of the After Party. There, prizes and awards will be given and raffles held.
This year’s major sponsors are Park City Credit Union, North Central Technical College, Weinbrenner Shoe Company and the City of Merrill Park and Recreation Department.
Teams will register from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Merrill History & Culture Center (100 East Third Street). Following registration, team photos will be taken and posted on social media, after which the hunt will begin. Registrants will receive History Hunt driving directions, the guidebook to the history of Merrill’s parks, miscellaneous goodies, promotions, and coupons. A team must consist of at least 2 persons (a driver and navigator) with no upper limit to team size. Cost is $10 per person for Merrill Historical Society Members and $15 per person for non-members.
The After Party is scheduled for 3 p.m. and prizes will be awarded for “Best Team Name”, “Best Team Costume”, and “Best Social Media Presence”. Raffle prizes will also be drawn during the After Party.
Registration forms are available at the Merrill History and Culture Center, or via the society’s website http://www.merrillhistory.org. Registration will close Thursday, April 25, or sooner if 100 entrants have registered. The History Hunt is one of the major fundraising activities which support the programs and operations of the Merrill Historical Society. The Society’s mission is to educate the public about our heritage using the unique historical and cultural resources we collect and preserve. For further information on the programs and activities of the Merrill Historical Society, or to become a member, please contact the Society at 715-536-5652 or email@example.com, or see the website at http://www.merrillhistory.org.