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Thermopolis Museum introduces 1920s interactive exhibit

Kids learn spelling at an interactive exhibit in Thermopolis
Kids learn spelling at an interactive exhibit in Thermopolis(Courtesy: Hot Springs County Museum)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 6:10 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyomingites can take a trip back in time and learn how kids in the 1920s went to school. The Hot Springs County Museum is bringing to life a schoolhouse exhibit.

Jackie Dorothy, the Legend Rock Media Marketing Manager, said kids are given character cards at this museum. “One time a girl told me, I love school and I’m supported to be someone starting out the window distracted. She said it was hard to play,” Dorothy said.

This interactive exhibit has been in the works for about three years. There is a team member who writes the curriculum for this exhibit. “It meets the social studies standards so these teachers bring kids in and it counts for a day of school,” Dorothy said.

Michelle King, the storyteller, said it’s rewarding to see kids having fun while learning about school back then. “There are some of the same subjects like spelling and reading. The reading is from one of the McGuffey readers,” King said.

Wyomingites can see the interactive exhibit online if they can’t make it to Thermopolis.

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