History lesson

Published 8:42 am Friday, May 19, 2017

Fourth-graders at Woodlawn Elementary School had a triple field trip Thursday morning, as they visited historic locations around downtown Danville.

The students participated in a scavenger hunt at Constitution Square, the “birthplace of Kentucky;” and toured Jacobs Hall Museum at the Kentucky School for the Deaf and the McDowell House Museum.

The students wrapped up their eventful morning with lunch at Millennium Park.

Docent Betty Baker teaches students in Mrs. Pierson’s fourth-grade class about medicine in the days of Ephraim McDowell while standing behind the counter of the McDowell House’s apothecary room.

Docent Tiffany Nash shows students in Ms. Mill’s fourth-grade class how a sundial can be used to tell time in the McDowell House’s garden.

Fourth-graders in Ms. Mill’s class look inside a well in the McDowell House’s garden.

Docent Tiffany Nash shows students a key that would have been used to unlock a dresser inside the McDowell House.

Docent Mary Fran Melton points out details about items hanging on the walls of the library in the McDowell House.

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