For immediate release - April 15, 2005
TAVARES — In just two days this week Dr. Diane Kamp, Director of Lake County museums, has hosted more than 100 students at the Lake County Historical Museum.
“It’s great to see students from Lake County interested in history and the museum,” Kamp said. “The museum helps to show the students that history isn’t all about dates, but there are people and places connected to those dates.
Home-schooled students from the Living Word Academy pose for a group photograph outside the Lake County Historical Museum.
“It also helps to teach them about Lake County history. Some people come here and don’t realize how rich Lake County’s history really is.”
A former elementary school teacher for 17 years, Kamp develops museum tours and activities for all ages. Groups this week were entertained with a museum treasure hunt. In the activity, students were given clues about certain exhibits in the museum and the students in return had to answer history questions about some of the exhibits.
After hosting the entire fourth grade class from Treadway Elementary School, located in Leesburg, on Thursday, a second group of home-schooled students from Lake County toured the museum Friday morning. The home-schooled students between kindergarten and 12th grade were from the Living Word Academy, based in Umatilla.
According to Elaine Christensen, school principal and administrator, the field trip provides the families and home-schooled students a chance to fellowship with other home-schooled students as well as an opportunity to view some remarkable exhibits.
Kamp is available to provide group tours of the museum for nearly any size of gathering. For more information about the museum and to make reservations for a tour, call the Lake County Historical Museum at (352) 343-9600.
There is always something new to see and do at the Lake County Historical Museum located at 317 W. Main St., Tavares.
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445