ucps logo

Archived Stories for Union County Public Schools

Search by Keyword

Generations Unite

Third grade students at Marshville Elementary School learned about their town's history and traditions while making tree ornaments.

Students in Mrs. Amy Green's AIG class at Marshville Elementary have spent two Saturday mornings this fall learning about their town's history and traditions while making tree ornaments for the Marshville Museum's Christmas tree. 

On Saturday, September 29th and October 20th, the students gathered at the museum to make old-fashioned candy cane and gingerbread ornaments, grapevine wreath ornaments, and paper chain garland, just as students may have made to decorate a Christmas tree one hundred years ago.

Mrs. Ruby Stegall, a former Marshville Elementary teacher and museum volunteer, led the students in their activities, while Mrs. Green and other volunteers were on hand to assist the students in their work and to show them around the museum. The students enjoyed exploring the exhibits and learning interesting facts about the people and events that have shaped their hometown. The museum volunteers have invited the class back for a time of storytelling and a scavenger hunt around the museum, once the tree is up and decorated.

The Marshville Museum and Cultural Center is located at 201 N. Elm Street in Marshvillle. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10-4 and Sundays from 1-4. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

Written by: Amy Green, AIG Teacher, Marshville Elementary School
Posted: Nov 07, 2012 by Cathy NeSmith

Back to list of stories for Union County Public Schools