Honor students visit local historical society
March 13, 2012
With help of some local historians Monday,
members of the Watervliet High School National Honor Society spent the
school day learning about the city’s past. In addition to learning about
local history, the students also enlisted help organizing some
historical records recently discovered at the high school.
About a dozen members of the National Honor
Society visited the Watervliet Historical Society for a special tour of
the museum. Throughout the day, historical society members shared their
local history research and discussed with the students the development
and significance of the Erie Canal, the history of the city’s businesses
and industries and more.
Thanks to material the students left behind, the local historians now have more research to do.
The students and their advisor, Mr. Scott
Burke, loaned the historians several large folders of old newspaper
clippings and other printed material concerning the school district from
the 1950s to the 1990s. Mr. Burke, a social studies teacher, said he
recently discovered the forgotten clippings during a recent classroom
move. Historical society members said they’ll go though the material
with the aim of making copies of any valuable resources they find for
the society’s archives.
To learn more about the Watervliet
Historical Society visit their
Also, view a slideshow of the students’ visit to the historical society.