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30th Annual Live History Day

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By KMVT News

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )

It was a fun-filled day for all as the Jerome County Historical Society traveled back in time.

Says Dale Ross, President of the Jerome Historical Society, says, "It's really an educational process for the kids, they can really see how this all used to be done."
Events included a pie auction, square-dancing, scavenger hunt, reenactments, and more.

There was a little something for everyone today, including the opportunity to meet the 16th president of the United States.

Says Skip Critell, or better known as Abraham Lincoln, "this is a great family event and it's just an excellent way to learn about history, everything from farming up to the civil war and up to current day farming."

Ross adds, "this is our 150th anniversary as a territory and that was actually approved by President Lincoln."

Says Critell, "we learn from history. Everything from machinery up to techniques we learned in the Civil War."

A big part of the event is teaching future generations about the past.
Ross notes, "My favorite part of the day is the scavenger hunt with the kids because they have to go around to different parts of the museum and find out different parts about history. Every kid is really into it."

And Critell adds, "Some people, especially children know about history enough to know Abraham Lincoln is very important and just being able to share the Civil War story with them is very important as well."

And perhaps the most impressive part?

All the participants are volunteers.

Sharing a love of history with the community.


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