Educational programs presented at museum

Educational programs presented at museum "Oral History through Story Telling," the fourth in a series of nine educational programs at the W.H. Over Museum, was presented Saturday by USD graduate student Rebecca Anderson and her husband Charles.

This technique of entertaining people is an ancient way of preserving history as well. Many Native American legends, ancient stories recorded in the Torah, the Bible and other ancient writing around the world are based on the oral history of the people before a written language was developed.

Saturday, Oct. 23, will feature a timely "Spook-a-Rama," Halloween-style art. The teachers, Dixie Campbell and Lyn Milton, will divide the children according to school grades, with elementary-aged children taking part from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and middle school students participating from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Colorful masks and posters will be among the art prepared.

Upcoming classes include, "Making Dream Catchers" with Tracy Arobba, Oct. 30, "Lewis and Clark Stories" with Dr. Tom Gasque, Nov. 6, and the final fall class, "Where Am I On Earth," learning about global positioning with Sarah Chadima, Nov. 20.

All are sponsored by the Friends of the Museum, Karen Mahood, chair of the Education Committee. As usual, attendance is open to the public and free. To register for the classes of for more information, please call the museum, 677-5228.

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