Norfolk Senior High Students Showcase Project at Museum

NORFOLK, NE — In the last six weeks, 25 Norfolk High Students spent time learning about life in the Elkhorn Valley.

The AP United States History students partnered with the Elkhorn Valley Museum to create an exhibit representing life in the 1920s and 1930s.

The two exhibits that are currently on display in April and May at the museum are titled, “The Roaring 20s: Fads and Fun” and “Works Progress Administration: Benefiting the Community for Generations.”

Norfolk Senior High sophomores, Hannah Mills and Austin Truex, put together their own exhibit on the Works Progress Administration and what they did in the community.

“The WPA had made a brochure a historical tour of Nebraska and so we made one for Norfolk with some the tourist attractions in town and historical locations in town. We made a brochure ourselves and that can be picked up at the museum or the Norfolk Visitors Bureau.”

The brochure also has a QR code that you can scan and participate in a historical tour of Norfolk.

Mills says it’s beneficial to look back in the past and see what things have changed and progressed.

“It’s important to see what they partook in our community and how now we can look at these activities. Now we can look at these activities and some we have and some we don’t. It’s important to see what our history of Norfolk was and how we can reflect future activities.”

Preserving Norfolk and it’s history, according to Mills should also be a priority.

“Norfolk is such a beautiful place it’s important that we preserve it so our future generations can enjoy and learn about it just as we had with this project.”

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