Lenski Walk Youth Tour

Date: 
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Saturday, August 3rd from 10am to 11am / Guided by Maddy Bailey / Mobility 1

$5 Kids/ Free for Parents/Guardians
 “Sing a song of people / Walking fast or slow / People in the City / Up and down they go,” wrote Springfield native Lois Lenski, who, in addition to her prolific and award-winning career as a children’s book author, was a gifted poet. Some of her most insightful work focuses on the experience of living in a city. Join us as we combine poetry, art, architecture, and collective memory on this exploration of downtown Springfield. Meet outside the Heritage Center, 117 South Fountain Avenue.

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About 2024 Summer Tour Series:

This summer, we celebrate 20 years of the Summer Tour Series with 20 tours of the Greater Springfield Region. The 2024 series examines the region’s architecture, design, and history on walking tours, bicycle tours, happy hour tours, youth tours, and sites tours of local landmarks. Architects, artists, curators, historians, and other local professionals guide each tour. This year’s series starts in June and runs through the middle of September.

Westcott members receive discounts to most tours and free admission to Members-Only tours. To become a member please follow this link. Tickets are available online and at the Westcott House Museum Store, 85 South Greenmount, Springfield, OH. Please be advised that many tours will sell out. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. We do not mail tickets. You will receive an order confirmation by email. You will be automatically added to the attendee list upon the completion of your order.

Accessibility:

Summer Tour Series is developed for a broad audience, including participants with disabilities and decreased mobility. Tours move at a leisurely pace with brief periods of standing at tour stops. If entering a building or house, some stairs or inclines may be possible. All outdoors tours are assigned mobility levels between 1-3. Virtual tours are available with closed captioning.

Mobility Level 1
Up to 6 blocks walking, mostly flat terrain, paved, stairs not likely. Wheelchair accessible.

Mobility Level 2
May be more than 6 blocks walking, some hills, mostly paved, some stairs possible. Please call or email about wheelchair accessibility.

Mobility Level 3
Considerable walking, various terrains, unpaved areas. All bicycle tours. Please call or email about wheelchair accessibility.