Sunday, May 24, 2015

STARKE 2ND GRADERS TOUR MUSEUM AS PART OF THEIR SENATOR DIRKSEN DAY

Left: Museum volunteer Barbara Tidaback shows Starke School students about Everette Dirksen items.


Story and Photos by (TCM) Ed Emmons


On May 7, 75 students from Starke School in Pekin toured the Tazewell County Museum in Pekin. This was part of the students day in which they visited several of Everette Dirksen's landmarks in Pekin, including his grave, his home, and other places of significance.


Left: A Starke School students draws her idea of her own planet would look like. Students were ask if they could have a planet of their own what would it be and look like. Some interesting ideas emerged.



Right: One students named Ben came up with the idea of a Pizza Planet.




Left: Museum Director Christal Dagit explains what is in the Astronaut Scott Altman room to Starke Students. Always a favorite with the students.

Also helping with the tours were volunteers, Joel Fitzanko, Ed Emmons, Barbara Tidaback, and Christal Dagit.

If your school would like to tour the Museum, please contact Christal Dagit at 309-840-0177.