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Folklore & More

Sept 2015

Prepare yourself for a trip back in time. Experience the events of folklore and history that shaped our local area and the people who live here. Young At Heart’s own Kent Scheuerell will have some fun, along with all of us… plus perhaps a few volunteer participants for skits! Discover all sorts of things you never knew about local folklore and history. This special program is dedicated to Mrs. Elona Kindschi who shared her stories with Kent and the sixth graders he taught for 38 years at the Platteville Middle School. Kent will show you that learning history can be a fun activity. Find out about:

  • Tweedy Bird, the Last Passenger Pigeon
  • The Naming of Grant County
  • Platteville’s Early History
  • Shooting in the Territorial Legislature
  • The Wisconsin State Flag
  • The Belmont Giants
  • Big Ann Horse Race
  • Mazzuchelli
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Hillmen
  • UW-Platteville First Normal School
  • Doc and the Devil Homer Beebe’s Telephone
  • The Mine Cave-in
  • The Mound Ghost Story
  • Explosions at the Powder Mill
  • Pleasant Ridge Settlement
  • McGregor’s Peter Rabbit
  • Platteville’s Biggest Fires
  • The “M”

Sept 2015_kentKent is a retired teacher who has directed plays and led campfires at education programs. A life-long history buff, Kent has a degree in history with a speech minor in secondary education from Loras College as well as a master’s in teaching history and elementary school certification from UW Platteville.

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Location: Park Place Senior Living at 1075 North Elm Street in Platteville
Cost to you: Merely the price of spending a couple of hours of your time with the rest of us.

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