Museum hosts Lunar New Year craft project Sat.

From the Sweetwater County Historical Museum

Saturday marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is celebrating the day with a special family-friendly event: children (and adults) attending will make their own paper Chinese lanterns.

A rotating slideshow of facts and history about the Lunar New Year and Sweetwater County will also be shown. ​

Paper lanterns have been a tradition in China for 2,000 years, particularly during festivals. The lanterns made Saturday will bear the image of a rat.

While rats are normally thought of in unplea...


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