Third graders learn local history

By Susie Spitler

For the Weekly Record Herald

TIPP CITY — For a number of years the Tippecanoe Historical Society and the third grade teachers have worked together to address requirements of the third grade curriculum. This year, the program took place on Wednesday, May 3, downtown and at Broadway School.

Speakers from the historical society discussed their topics while the kids took notes. The students have required questions to answer, but also had time to ask questions of their own.

Those taking part in the classroom sessions were: Nancy Cartwright — games kids used to play; Norman Barnhart — growing up in Tipp City; Marilee Lake — history of Tipp City Schools; Peg Hadden — clothing through the years.

Those taking part in the downtown sessions were: Susan Furlong — The Hotel Gallery; Gordon Honeyman — the Roller Mill and canal; Joe Hammann — the John Clark House; and Jackie Wahl and John Richards — the Opera House.

The Society is glad to take part in this program. Those participating are always impressed with the behavior and interest of the students and the interest and assistance of the teachers.