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Outreach at the Plymouth History Museum

Outreach at the Plymouth History Museum

Plymouth Historical Society led tours of the Museum and Carriage House for Oakwood Elementary School second grade classes on October 2 and 4. Students were transported back in time as they listened to a Norwegian immigrant tell the story of his journey to America, took a simulated carriage ride, and learned about the types of everyday activities kids their own age would have experienced in the 19th century. CCX TV ran a story about the visits, which aired October 2. The…

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Three Things You May Not Know About Plymouth

Three Things You May Not Know About Plymouth

Local public news station CCX TV aired the following story on June 28, 2012. Titled “Three Things You May Not Know About Plymouth,” the segment features Gary Schiebe (Plymouth Historical Society) and Mayor Kelli Slavik (City of Plymouth) discussing little known facts about the area.   Archival footage courtesy of CCX TV and YouTube. For more information about Gary Schiebe, please see our Summer 2018 newsletter.

Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall

Plymouth’s Old Town Hall is home to the Plymouth History Museum. This building was built in 1885, making it 133 years old. In 1985, Plymouth Historical Society published the following history of Old Town Hall’s construction: In the early 1880s the rapidly growing town of Plymouth came to realize it needed a public building from which to carry on its official business. It was probably in the fall of 1884 that Clem Mengelkoch and Tom Ditter were asked by the…

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