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Search For the Summer: Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt Connects Past to Present

CV Museum launches summer scavenger hunt, complete with 16 locations and a $100 grand prize drawing

Rebecca Mennecke |

MAKING A SPLASH. A new scavenger hunt, courtesy of the Chippewa Valley Museum, offers local families a glimpse of what things were like in the past – and how they are now – in the Chippewa Valley. (Photo courtesy of the Chippewa Valley Museum)
MAKING A SPLASH. A new scavenger hunt, courtesy of the Chippewa Valley Museum, offers local families a glimpse of what things were like in the past – and how they are now – in the Valley. (Photo courtesy of the Chippewa Valley Museum)

A new scavenger hunt offers the opportunity for local families to discover how things were – and how things are – in the Chippewa Valley. 

The Searching for Summer Scavenger Hunt – which will run from June 26 through July 11 – includes 16 locations in Eau Claire, Lake Hallie, and Chippewa Falls, and features summer recreation items on exhibit at the Chippewa Valley Museum.

Those who complete the scavenger hunt will be entered into a drawing for a $100 grand prize or two Fourth of July-themed baskets, provided by the museum.

“This scavenger hunt will show you, or maybe remind you, of a few activities to add to the summer bucket list,” said Diana Peterson, museum curator, in a media release. “The tidbits of local history adds extra fun to the search.”

Photo courtesy of the Chippewa Valley Museum
Photo courtesy of the Chippewa Valley Museum

The scavenger hunt was developed in place of the Chippewa Valley Museum’s annual Fourth of July Fun Fair, which will not be happening this year.

The scavenger hunt is sponsored by Charter Bank, Downtown Eau Claire Inc., the West Grand Avenue Business Improvement District, Volume One, and Chippewa Valley Family.


Check out more information about the scavenger hunt at cvmuseum.com/searching-for-summer.