September Spotlight: Clark County Heritage Center

Heritage Center 1The Heritage Center of Clark County is pleased to welcome visitors of all ages to view the collections of the Clark County Historical Society, located in the former city building in the heart of downtown Springfield.  American History truly comes alive at the Heritage Center as the story of Clark County unfolds in seven permanent galleries and temporary rotating exhibits. Visitors step back in time to witness the clash of cultures at the Battle of Piqua in the Frontier Theater and accompany the Crabill Family Conestoga wagon on its journey to Springfield. Rare artifacts and unique displays reveal the impact of the National Road on the area’s growth, the influence of changing technology and struggles for equality, as well as the service of Clark County residents in American conflicts.   There is no charge to visit the museum, although donations are always welcomed.

Students are at the heart of the Heritage Center. Schools tours are tailored to Heritage Center 2specific teacher needs and include grade level and subject area appropriate study guides and activities. All pre-arranged tours are interactive programs that are led by a trained and enthusiastic docent staff. Additional topical student programs are offered as well to suggested grade levels. One of these programs is Digging the Past on archaeology that will be presented on October 1st at 10:00 AM for grades 4 -6 and available upon request for other dates. A schedule of those programs is available at the Heritage Center. Many other resources are available as well for teachers and students of all grade levels and include outreach programs, oral histories, photographs, and a wealth of other primary source research capabilities.  For more information about programs and to schedule field trips or meetings, please contact Ardath Dellapina, Education and Program Director at 937-324-0657, ext. 231 or adellapina@heritagecenter.us.

 

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Posted 9/29/2014