Thursday, July 3, 2008

History Presentation to Ballard 5th Graders

The Cambridge Historical Association was invited by Mr. Marietta to talk to the Ballard 5th grade students about the history of Cambridge, Iowa. Florence Wheeler and Wayne Messer gave a presentation May 14th on the early history of Cambridge and on the one-room schools of Union Township. The students were a great audience who knew quite a bit about one-room schools from their visit to the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Thank you to the teachers and the students for their attention and questions.

Much of the material on the schools came from our new book: Cambridge, Iowa 150 Years of Education in Cambridge and Union Township, Story County, Iowa. Don Erickson had prepared the proofs for this book which Julie Erickson brought to the Historical Association and Valerie Moore helped convert into the posters used for the presentation.

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