DCHS board members participated in the 2019 Dearborn County CASA Teen Summit this year and were encouraged by the number of students who appreciate the importance of local history. Every 8th grade student in Dearborn County had the opportunity to attend this year at the Lawrenceburg Event Center. In collaboration with Indiana Landmarks Southeast Field office, we provided an interactive display designed to get the students thinking about the importance of historical items and structures.
2019 CASA Teen Summit
DCHS board members Judy Ostendorf, Sheila Bigelow, Joyce Baer, & Indiana Landmarks Director at the Southeast Field Office, Jarrad Holbrook
The display included
a shuttle used in weaving and part of the loom located inside the Angevine cabin
a Brownie camera ca.1919
a dough-boy helmet from WWI that belonged to local veteran Carl Haag, ca. 1914-1918
an old wringer washer
an old hand crank siren
a wagon hub from a Studebaker wagon, ca. approximately 1880
and an old hand crank egg beater ca. 1940s
Students were amazed at the difficulty and energy required to use many of these items. Amazing conversations were had with the students about the importance of preserving historical structures, knowing your personal history and the careers that are available in museums, historical societies and archives.
Contact us today to have DCHS talk to your group about why #LocalHistoryMatters.