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Kids Invited to Hunt for Manhattan Beach History

Jan 24, 2018 07:54AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
How much do your kids know about Manhattan Beach history? This weekend, elementary school aged children and their parents are invited to learn about Manhattan Beach and join in a scavenger hunt, at a free event downtown.

The "Hunt for History" program is the brainchild of Francesca Bennett, a sophomore at Mira Costa High School, who created the event for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. At the event, kids and their parents will hear a short presentation on the history of Manhattan Beach, followed by a scavenger hunt around the buildings that shaped early Manhattan Beach history.

"I’ve always been fascinated with history, but noticed that I knew nothing about how our town came to be," said Bennett, who has been involved in the Girl Scouts for 10 years. "The history of Manhattan Beach is not taught to the younger generations, so I decided to focus my project on them in an interactive way."

The event will be held at the Manhattan Beach Scout House, next door to the Joslyn Community Center.

Parents are asked to RSVP for one of the eight time slots over the weekend. The Saturday time slots are at 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday's time slots are at 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, and 1:30 p.m.

To RSVP, email f.bennett10 [at]

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