History students from Media Elementary School know a bit more about life in colonial America and the power of community action after their field trip to the Minshall House on November 16, 2018. The 4th-graders’ visit is an annual event for nearly 75 students and part of the Delaware County Historical Society’s Passport to History program.
MHS Volunteers Kathy LoRusso and Corinne Shipley showed the children many of the artifacts from the 18th-century currently on display in the Minshall House and responded to their enthusiastic questions. The children also learned how students from Media Elementary School were instrumental in saving the historic house from demolition in the 1970s.
The children were invited to return with friends and family to the Minshall House Holiday Open House on December 1, 2018, when the house will be decorated with historically inspired ornaments the students made in art class, taught by Karen Bellamy.