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History group seeks ideas from ‘student advisers’

Pictured (front row) are parent and Bureau County Historical Society board member Ryan Keutzer, Alice Scruggs, Jocelyn Strauss, Elizabeth Keutzer and parent Matt Cochran; (and (back row) parent Kevin Scruggs, George Keutzer, Bryce Cochran, Phillip Whited, Dominic Strauss, parent Melissa Whited and curator David Gugerty. Absent from the photo is Eva Boggs, who was unable to attend the second meeting but texted her ideas to the committee.
Pictured (front row) are parent and Bureau County Historical Society board member Ryan Keutzer, Alice Scruggs, Jocelyn Strauss, Elizabeth Keutzer and parent Matt Cochran; (and (back row) parent Kevin Scruggs, George Keutzer, Bryce Cochran, Phillip Whited, Dominic Strauss, parent Melissa Whited and curator David Gugerty. Absent from the photo is Eva Boggs, who was unable to attend the second meeting but texted her ideas to the committee.

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Historical Society recently hosted two Saturday afternoon meetings of its Elementary Advisory Committee to determine how elementary school students might like to have fun learning about the history of Bureau County.

During the first meeting, David Gugerty, historical society curator, provided a tour of the museum’s two buildings, and the students were asked to begin to think about educational activities that they would enjoy at the historical society.

At the second meeting of the advisory committee, the students received a tour of the former Matson Library building, which is owned by the Bureau County Historical Society and is being studied for needed renovations to maximize its use to the society.

Following the tours of all museum buildings, the students shared their ideas about the kind of educational activities they would enjoy visiting, and careful notes were taken of all of their ideas.

A number of these ideas have already been incorporated into programs that are being planned in 2019, and the rest will be used going forward in making the museum more relevant and interesting to local youths.

This month, the Bureau County Historical Society plans to establish a Junior High Advisory Committee, and other grade-level advisory committees will also be planned.

The goal of these advisory committees is to provide a sense of place for local youths and an appreciation of the history of the area where they live.

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