With a bright future ahead of them, tweens should find the time to look at the past. The Hancock Historical Museum shows this rich past of the United States and of Hancock County. For tweens, studying and learning from history may determine where they’re going.
Growing into their future
Appreciating and learning from the past is integral for building the future. Deb Wickerham, the Education Coordinator for the Hancock Historical Museum, says that kids and tweens need to understand the past and that they, too, will be a part of it.
“In order for tweens to understand the present, they need to understand the past,” Wickerham said. “History gives kids a sense of balance. When looking at the history of Hancock County, they can see the strength, hard work, and dedication that we’ve come from.”
Understanding their point of view
Museums must change how they teach history for our current younger generation. Wickerham and the Hancock Historical Museum use modern technology to keep history alive and it allows tweens to understand it easier.
“We use technology to build interest and for tweens to become involved,” said Wickerham. Since technology is constantly changing and an ever-growing part of society, it’s important to integrate it into learning about the past.
The story of their lifetime starts here
To get your tween involved in local and national history, check out the Night at the Museum event hosted by the Hancock Historical Museum. March 10 at 7pm through March 11 at 8am. Six stations will make history come alive. Tweens, ages eight to 12, will learn about Hancock County’s history and take part in activities like hearth cooking, an artifact hunt, and learning about traditional homes.
Contact the Museum to sign up at 419-423-4433.
Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.