Students from the Cossatot River High School EAST Program participated in a Grand Survey Tour of the Old State House Museum and had a brainstorming session with the Old State House Museum Education Staff. During their meeting they brainstormed ideas and discussed ways that the students could use their talents and advanced technology to help preserve the history of the state and artifacts found throughout.
The students will be in contact with the education staff for the next few months via email and video conference. They will also be in contact in the spring for the opening of the Cabinet of Curiosities exhibit in March and to present the student’s ideas to the education staff.
Cossatot River EAST Facilitator, Emily Huckabey said, “This is such an amazing opportunity for our students to be able to partner with a federal program in our state and have the possibility of their work being put to use in a public venue like the Old State House Museum. The vision of the Old State House education committee is to collaborate with programs like our EAST program to prepare their museum exhibits in a way that will interest future generations and keep the history and stories of our state and country from dying out over time.”