EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) – Helping Eugene celebrate its 150th birthday in October, a hands-on, futuristic experience for kids at the Eugene Library Sunday, one of several this month.
With the help of the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, families put together two murals on Sunday, October 7 representing Eugene’s future look. Kids drew pictures of what they expect to see in the coming years, like big composting centers, more bike lanes and trees.
They also drew how the Slug Queen Celebration would look 150 years from 2012. Both murals will be hung in the library.
Eugene’s 150 birthday events for kids continue each Sunday at the library through October.
"We're hoping that the kids can get a handle on the area they're growing up in, and that it will come to life for them,” says Anne Miller, Youth Services Librarian at the Eugene Public Library.
October 17 will officially mark Eugene's birthday celebration. The city is holding a birthday party on the 20th at 13th and Alder Street, where they'll unveil a new public art sculpture of a great blue heron.
For more information on all the Eugene 150 activities, click the following link: http://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=1977