On a Friday after school field trip, Galax Middle School students visited the Jeff Matthews Museum. This museum, located in Galax, next door to the public library, is a hidden gem full of wild game displays, Native American artifacts, and local memorabilia. The kids set out on a treasure hunt within the museum as a means to find some of the unique items found there.
Spending a few hours searching for various items on their lists and finding even more interesting things on their own, they decided to make a new treasure hunt for future visitors to the museum. After touring both floors of the museum, we moved outside to explore the historic buildings also found on the property and enjoyed a snack at the picnic tables just outside the door. Next years students are in for quite a hunt!