Preserving History

Preserving History Photo

Fourth-and fifth-grade students at Idle Hour Elementary School recently learned a little bit more about their local history when retired Idle Hour teacher and Oakdale Historical Society member Rhoda McManus visited the school.

Mrs. McManus’ visit to the school served as an introduction to the fourth- and fifth-grade students upcoming “A Quest for Knowledge:  The History of Oakdale” activity, in which the students will be visiting several of the historical landmarks around town and answering a series of questions.

“It is my hope that with these experiences the children will come away with a sense of pride in their community; that they will then continue to preserve its history, and share these experiences with future generations,” said Mrs. McManus.