Forest County Historic School Communities

The Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., our parent organization, is excited to have received a Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grant. Our project, Developing a sense of place in Forest County school communities, supports Wisconsin Humanities’ mission to strengthen the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual imagination.

The grant will allow us to hire THREE educators over the summer to scan and catalog historic photos and documents related to Forest County historic schools!

This is a great opportunity for history teachers but we are opening this opportunity up to any educator in Forest County and here’s why:

Local history is about using a ​place-based approach to education. It can be incorporated into almost any subject area. This opportunity is about using your community’s history to engage and inspire students to learn and connect to this place we call home.

If this sounds like something you are interested in participating in, please email michelle.gobert@wisc.edu.

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