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Museum Aims to Get Visitors Moving on Bailey's Woods Trail

Bailey’s Woods Trail, runs from the UM Museum to Rowan Oak. Photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Communications
The University of Mississippi Museum will host a “Let’s Move on the Trail” Family Activity Day on Saturday (Nov. 4).
Oxford residents, Ole Miss students, families and visitors are invited to drop by the museum between 10 a.m. and noon to begin a day of fresh air, exercise and art activities along Bailey’s Woods Trail, which runs from the museum to Rowan Oak.
“‘Let’s Move on the Trail’ is one of the family days we look forward to each year,” said Emily McCauley, the museum’s curator of education. “Bailey’s Woods Trail is a wonderful resource, and we are excited to transform it into a fun, learning experience for families with children of all ages once again.”
The theme is inspired by the Let’s Move campaign launched in 2010 by first lady Michelle Obama to combat childhood obesity. The museum has been participating in the initiative since 2011, using interactive exhibits and outdoor spaces to engage children.
The event is weather-permitting. The activity day, made possible by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, is free and open to the public, thanks to a successful Ignite Ole Miss fundraising campaign.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Transportation back to the museum from Rowan Oak will be provided.
For more information about Let’s Move Family Activity Day, contact McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7073.

By Christina Steube
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