Students Learn About History At Museum

Students Learn About Plymouth County History At The Museum

(Le Mars) — More than 300 fourth grade students, along with their teachers and chaperones from the Plymouth County schools, got a brief  history lesson today as they visited the Plymouth County Historical Museum as part of the annual May Day at the Museum celebration.  This was the 14th year for the field trip celebration.  For many students, it was their first time visiting the museum.  A portion of the history lessons involved learning about Pioneer life and those pioneers who first settled Plymouth County, and as a result there were several students who were dressed back in time to reflect the 1800’s.  The students learned about the Loess Hills, along with the wildlife that either today, or at one time, roamed Plymouth County.  Other areas of focus was on the changes of agriculture through the ages, and students also learned how the railroad was instrumental in the settlement of Plymouth County communities by viewing the model railroad exhibit.  Students saw how their ancestors learned in school by visiting the one-room school house exhibit. Students got a history lesson by visiting the various displays that showcase past Le Mars businesses. Students also learned about the tradition of dancing around the May pole in the Old Central gymnasium.