The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has taken notice of the work being done at The Morton Museum. So much so that they’ve asked Morton Director Brooke Mundy (pictured) to serve as an advisor in a new program that teaches those of us who don’t work in a museum how to collect and curate the history that’s all around us.
Eager Young Reader Makes Impression on Collierville Library Staff
Five-year-old Barron Russell got his first library card at the Collierville Burch Library over the Christmas holidays, and he was very excited.
When asked what kind of books he likes best, Barron said he liked alphabet and phonics books, and the Arthur and D.W. series by Marc Brown. It was a book called D.W.’s Library Card that gave Barron the idea to get a card for himself. Barron’s mother, Emily Russell said he told her he only needed to know how to write his name to get a library card.
New Collierville High School Construction on Schedule
The Commercial Appeal ran a story about the new Collierville High School Construction in the Sunday (October 30, 2016) newspaper that was part of a special section highlighting education in Memphis. The story shares impressive features of the new campus as well as the throught-process throughout the planning stages. See the article here.
Town and Collierville Schools Judge Fire Prevention Poster Entries
Fire Prevention Week is right around the corner, and local students are preparing for this year’s theme “Don’t Wait, Check the Date” through the annual poster contest. Collierville Fire Department personnel, Collierville Schools administration and board members, and Town administration and employees stopped by the Morton Museum on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to help select the Town-level winners from each grade through a blind judging process.
Time to Get Creative with the Fire Prevention Poster Contest
Bring out your markers, crayons, colored pencils, paints, glue, tissue paper, and any other art supplies, for the Collierville Fire Department is making preparations for its annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest! The CFD wants everyone in grades Kindergarten through 12th to participate!