High school students got off campus for a while yesterday afternoon. Students enjoyed a lunch at Pappo’s downtown before going to the History Museum to learn more about Springfield history. We were all very impressed with the museum, and students greatly enjoyed participating in the scavenger hunt! Especially interesting was reading the story of a duel on Springfield’s square while being able to look out over the area and see exactly where Tutt and Hickok stood. The museum is complete with a “time machine” that allows visitors to move through significant moments in Springfield history.
I’m working on planning trips for middle school classes, and I’m excited to see what they’ll think of the experience!