Young history buffs with a flare for art and writing are invited to tell the story of Kamloops for a published compilation called A Children's History of Kamloops.
The Kamloops Museum and Archives is gathering artwork and essays by youth to be published in the new book in commemoration of the Kamloops bicentennial.
The museum is calling out to artists and writers under the age of 18 to take part.
Artistic renditions of pre-approved topics accompanied by a 100 to 500-word essay can be of any size using paint, wax crayon or felt markers.
The museum's suggested topics include the establishment of the fur trade in Kamloops, the lives and importance of John Fremont-Smith or Chief Nicola or a story about the artist's family's link to Kamloops' history.
Participants can contact the museum educator at 250-828-3493 with a topic in mind by Aug. 8.
Approved topics will be due by Aug. 17. Entries will be published in the children's book and released in the fall. Visit www.kamloops.ca/museum for more details.