Kirby Day 2019

Kirby Day 2019

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Everyone is welcome to Kirby Day 2019: Kirby's Marble-ous Mill.

Visitors to Kirby's Marble-ous Mill will receive a set of clues leading to hidden letterboxes. Collect a different marble at each location, experience a marble contraption, and marvel at the the surroundings of Ohio's Hidden Treasure, Richfield Heritage Preserve!

Back at Gund Hall, Michael Cohill of the American Toy Marble Museum will show visitors how to play the game of marbles. Enjoy a fresh-grilled hot dog and snacks, shop for a souvenir or two, and bring home marble-ous memeories

The program is FREE and open to the public.

Purchases and donations from this event support the restoration of Kirby's Mill!

Q What is letterboxing ?

A. It’s a treasure hunt game played all over the world. Traditionally, each letterbox contains a log book, a pen, a rubber stamp, and an ink pad. Use the rubber stamp and ink pad to stamp the appropriate page on your clue sheet. Write your name and comments in the log book. ( Experienced "letterboxers" often have a personal stamp. We would love if they brought them to use in the log books at Kirby Day 2019/ Kirby's Marble-ous Mill! ). When you are done, close the letterbox back up, and put it back exactly as you found it for the next players to find.

Q. Do I need to bring a compass? / Do I need to be familiar with the Preserve or the former Camp Crowell Hilaka?
A. Not for this event. All of the clues are very straightforward and assume no prior knowledge of the Preserve or any orienteering skills. Volunteers will help start you out either north or south. From there just follow the clues!

Q Is it usual practice to collect a have a keepsake at letterboxes ?
A Usually the "prize" of a letterbox find is the thrill of victory for having figured out the clues! There is a different kind of game called geocaching that uses a handheld GPS device to find caches with prizes. We set this up a little differently than either the because of the historic marbles connection. Clues only - no coordinates, and each participant can take one marble from each letterbox they find. While supplies last.


Q. How much time will the program take at Kirby's Marble-ous Mill?
A. It all depends on you! Each letterbox is a separate treasure hunt. You may find some quickly; others may be more of a challenge. In addition, There will be "marble-ous" activities along the trail. Woodland docents will be stationed at various points if you have questions about your route or about the surroundings.

There is a set of letterboxes in the north half of the Preserve and another set in the south half. Letterbox orientation, marbles instructions, marbles game practice, shopping, snacks, and displays will be at Gund Hall - right in the middle, conveniently close to the parking area.

You may decide to start with a delicious hot dog lunch (with the satisfaction of knowing that your donation goes toward Mill restoration! ). Or go for the gusto by searching for all the letterboxes first and bringing your treasures back to Gund Hall to spend the afternoon playing with them. Or start with the letterbox treasure hunt and take a "lunch and game break" before moving on to the second half. Or make it a leisurely afternoon, find the closest two or three letterboxes and spend the rest of the time hanging out at Gund Hall. It's up to you.

Q. How do I carry all the marbles I collect?
A. You can pack them in your pockets OR you can purchase a marbles carrying pouch at the start of your letterboxing journey. These drawstring bags were handmade by FoCH volunteers for this event and will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the restoration of Kirby's Mill!

Who is putting on this event ?

A. Friends of Crowell Hilaka are the organizers, with support from the governing board of the Preserve ( The Richfield Joint Recreation District or RJRD ) in collaboration with the American Toy Marble Museum.

Marbles Expert and Master of the Games: Michael Cohill

Hunt Master: Lynn Dragonwing

Field Marshall: Last Chance

Michael Cohill ( in green shirt) oversees the marbles tournament in Akron.
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Tags: local events, kirby, mill, kids, marbels



Event Details

Date: September 15, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Richfield Heritage Preserve
4374 Broadview Rd.
Richfield OH 44286

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