History mobile visits Highlands Museum
ASHLAND, Ky. — The History Mobile of the Kentucky Historical Society is currently at the Highlands Museum for its first time in Ashland.
“It’s an interactive exhibit all about the Civil War,” Emily Roush, education and marketing director at the Highlands, said. “The kids that come through each section read all about a character, then at the end, based on the information that they have, they get to choose what they would do in certain situations.”
The History Mobile is in the form of a comic book and features many people including Henry Clay and John Crittenden, pre-war politicians, Ben Buckner, a slave owner who also supported the union, Elijah Morris, a slave who fought in the union and many more.
“A lot of times, people think history is boring and that it’s just a bunch of dates and facts,” Kate Sowada, History Mobile coordinator with the Kentucky Historical Society, said. “We are trying to say to the kids that history is not boring. The individual choices that we make every day are what make history.”
Five different elementary schools visited the exhibit yesterday or will visit today, Roush said.
“It is great for students and adults,” Roush said. “But mainly I have fourth and fifth graders because that’s when they start studying Kentucky history.”
Today is the last day that the History Mobile Civil War exhibit will be on display. It will be in front of the Highlands Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.