Lincoln 5th Graders Bring 1860s to
Life at Lincoln Heritage Museum
Public invited to attend Civil War Walk
Friday, March 11th
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[March 10, 2016]
- Lincoln District 27 fifth graders will embark on a historical
journey at the Lincoln Heritage Museum on the Lincoln College
Campus, Friday, March 11. Students from Central, Northwest, and
Washington-Monroe Elementary Schools will present “A Walk through
the 1860s”, bringing real historical characters to life through
living history presentations.
Student presentations will be in the first and second floor
galleries and in the Lincoln Center Atrium. Museum volunteers will
guide visitors through the galleries.
“The Civil War Era is one of the topics studied at the fifth-grade
level. This turning point in our country’s history is full of both
tragic and inspiring events and people,” explained Anne Moseley,
Assistant Director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.
Moseley went on to explain, “This is a unique opportunity for
students to portray a historical figure, they are learning about in
their textbooks at school, and learn history outside of the
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Between 140 and 150 students will participate in the Civil War Walk.
Northwest fifth-graders will perform at 9:00 a.m.
Washington-Monroe students at 10:45 a.m., Central School
students at 12:50 p.m.
“We are excited to offer our museum as a setting for these
fifth-grade students’ characters to really come to life in a
historical setting,” explained museum director, Tom McLaughlin.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend and support local
education. The event is free, but donations are always accepted to
help support local events.