Fall History

In 2012, the education committee starting offering local schools fall programs to students from grades three to six. Activities have included visits to the Kohmueller House, the Wildey Odd Fellows Cemetery and the South Point area. 

The society has provided South Point Elementary School students a tram ride from the school to the Missouri River at South Point. During the ride, students learned about the history of the former community of South Point. 

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Students have visited the Wildey Odd Fellows Cemetery to learn about Washington's historic residents who are buried there.

Several costumed characters gave the students a glimpse of these early residents' lives in the young town. They also learned about the adjacent city cemetery. 

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Other students learn about life in early Washington at the Kohmueller House and Farm near Lions Lake.

They visited a number of stations at the farm to learn about the lives of area frontiersmen, Washington's founding by Lucinda Owens in 1839, Price's Raid in Washington in 1864, the lives of the Kohmueller family in the late 1800s and early one-room schools.