In preparation for an art project with storyteller Lora Schmidt, the third grade visted historical sites in our community. The project is using stories from a book compiled by Eric Brinkerhoff that begun as a Springville High School English project. Eric interviewed his grandfather, Bruce Mendenhall, and other residents.
Places visited: The Hollow on the Holley's property, Whiting Campground Maple Canyon Trail, Mapleton Heritage Museum-Lynette Jones gave them a tour, Mapleton Park-Orpha Dee Johnson-oldest living life long resident of Mapleton told stories of growing up in the area and gave them information about heritage trees.
The students were exposed to stories about the hollow, the mountain, growing sugar beets, and making lemonade from squawberries.
Lora Schmidt will be working with the third grade classes October 22-26. The art project has been made possible by a grant from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Next Friday October 26 at 2:30 the students will be in a program for parents to come see Community History come to life in a three act play.