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Students see local history on field trip

Halifax County Middle School sixth grade students and teachers visited the Crossing of the Dan Exhibit at The Prizery last Monday and Tuesday when they had an opportunity to walk to the outdoor exhibit on the Dan River and tour the permanent exhibit located on the third floor.

Jean Elliott and Bob Roach, docents from Red Hill, also presented a program on colonial herbal medicines.

Sixth grade educator Sarah Graves, former President of the Dan River Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, Douglas Powell, and Jean Elliott had collaborated on a set of interactive notes to help prepare the students for writing an essay as a part of the 230th Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan, which will take place  at The Prizery Feb.17-19.

The keynote address in February will be delivered by Dr. John W. Hall, associate professor of U.S. Military History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, formerly of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and one of the narrators in the recently broadcast History Channel program entitled The Revolution.