In the spring of 2017, Westminster Center School 4th graders visited the Westminster Historical Society Museum, located in our Town Hall. The met representatives of the Historical Society, who guided us through the Museum collection, and sparked their curiosity about Westminster and Vermont history.
Students pored over the artifacts, iPad in hand, taking lots of photos. They could do this, thanks to a 2016 Educate/Innovate Grant which awarded our school a cart of 20 iPads and a charging station to support our project, “Discover Westminster.” The grant is administered by the VT Agency of Education and funded by the VT Lottery.
Back at school, the kids did further research, wrote and recorded comments about their favorite findings. We hope you will explore and learn from this VoiceThread presentation of their work. And please share your comments about our town’s history and these treasures from the past.