Living History Project
This joint project was undertaken to offer the opportunity for Whitewood School Fourth Grade Students to participate in a "Living History Day." Whitewood and Crook City are intertwined historically, it seemed natural to spend the day learning about both cities.
In the morning of May 13 2019, the students examined the Whitewood Library Historical Collection: Crook City Artifacts and wrote short stories about some artifacts. In the afternoon hours, the students walked around the town taking photographs of the 125 year old buildings still existing , buildings greatly modified, and spaces where historical buildings have been torn down. A book was created for both the morning and afternoon sessions. This activity was an overwhelming success at accomplishing the goal at providing the students with "living history" lesson. The students, each with their own learning style, found a way to fully participate in each undertaking.
A Special Thank You to our Volunteers and Supporters
Mr Jones, 4th grade teacher for preparing his students.
Rea Weyrich, Library Director, sorting historical photos & artifacts collections for appropriate material
Mary Livingston, Whitewood Friends of the Library & Historical Society, compiling the book pages
Barb Termes for providing the period costumes and dressing the students
Steve Ellis, metal detector operator, for donating found artifacts to the library
Vaughn Boyd, Deadwood Tobacco Co., for her donation of cigar boxes