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Three area historical organizations invited youth in 2021 to the Weyenberg Library in Mequon to enjoy the “Become a Young Historian” lobby exhibit. It was organized by the Jonathan Clark House Museum, the Mequon Thiensville Historical Society, and the Trinity Freistadt Historical Society. The exhibit, created by JCH Co-Curators Fred Derr and Nina Look invited youth to explore Wisconsin history right here in their own back yard.
Examples of young historian projects include visiting and photographing a local historic site,
taking a walking tour of local historic sites, interviewing a local historian or craftsperson, studying old maps, photographs, and newspapers, and watching a demonstration of early settler skills. They can also invite a local historian to give a presentation or demonstration to their school or group. The young historian can work with representatives of the three history organizations to create a plan for their exploration and learning. There is no charge for this opportunity to “Become a Young Historian”.
A special exhibit feature was the “Find the Red Fox” contest. Children up to age 12 were encouraged to look for the hidden fox and send a note with the location of the fox to the Jonathan Clark House at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contestants submitting the location were entered in a drawing for one of three Culver’s $20 gift cards. The contest was managed by Jonathan Clark House Young Historians Kate and Kolby Zellmann of Mequon.
The exhibit and project were underwritten by our local Culver’s Restaurant, the Mequon Community Foundation, and the Cedarburg Toy Company. More information is available from the Jonathan Clark House Museum by calling Nina or Fred at 262-618-2051.
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Mequon, Wisconsin 53092, United States
Jonathan Clark House P. O. Box 634 Mequon, WI 53092 262-618-2051