Join WCHS as we host six individuals or teams who represented Buffalo Community Middle School (BCMS) and Wright County at this year's State History Day competition. The projects include three documentaries, two exhibits, and one created website on a variety of topics:
Ida B. Wells: How Ida B. Wells stood up for African American rights in the United States through journalism and other protests. Documentary by Clare VanderKooi and Jillian Elton.
Princess Diana and Her Work on Land Mines in Angola: How Princess Diana took action and brought awareness to the use of landlines in Angola. Documentary by Olivia Jahnke and Elle Kaiser.
Henry Ford and the $5 Work Day: The story of how Henry Ford created the middle class by increasing wages. Exhibit by Luke McGorry.
James J. Hill: How James J. Hill influenced the settling of the American North West through his railroad company. Exhibit by Cory Chrest.
Branch Rickey: The story of how Branch Rickey (baseball manager) integrated baseball by drafting Jackie Robinson. Documentary by Zach Barden and Logan Miller.
Women Christian Temperance Union: How the WCTU worked together to enforce prohibition and other moral issues. Website by Melanie Linzbach and Lauren Ehlers.
All presenters will be set up in the Wright County Heritage Center's Activity Room, located at 2001 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo, MN. Attendees are invited to visit each set of presenters from 6:00pm-6:30pm, followed by each project being presented to the audience in succession (from 6:30pm-7:30pm).
For more information please contact the Wright County Historical Society at 763-682-7323, at www.wrighthistory.org, or visit our Facebook page.