Garfield National Historic Site staff earn award for education work

The Nationwide Park Company employees of James A. Garfield Countrywide Historic Internet site was lately honored for its education and learning perform.

The Omaha, Nebraska-dependent regional business of U.S. Division of the Inside Locations 3, 4, 5 bestowed its Workforce Instruction Award to the Garfield web site for its “Garfield and His Union Friends” software, planned and offered this spring in partnership with Willoughby Middle College, according to a news launch.

“Garfield and His Union Friends” introduces college students to quite a few northern figures of the Civil War period and clarifies not only their essential perform of the period of time but also their connections to Union Basic and long run President James A. Garfield.  The “friends” are photographer Mathew Brady abolitionist/orator Frederick Douglass Cleveland-based mostly Females Support Modern society chief Rebecca Rouse President Abraham Lincoln and poet/civilian nurse Walt Whitman.

The Garfield Countrywide Historic Website team partnered with Willoughby Middle School record teacher Christy Downs to existing the method to several classes both equally in their school rooms and at the presidential household in Mentor. The Garfield site designs to expand choices of this program to other place middle educational institutions subsequent year, the launch mentioned.

Park Ranger Allison Powell  was the guide on this award-profitable challenge.  Other web site staff identified by the Crew Training Award are Park Ranger Mary Lintern Guide Volunteer Debbie Weinkamer former Park Ranger Christopher Dobeck and previous Park Guidebook Rebecca Hayward.

“We’re thrilled to be acknowledged with this year’s Group Schooling Award,” Web-site Supervisor Todd Arrington mentioned in the release. “Our staff members put important time, exertion, and methods into this application, and it is terrific to receive this recognition. I’m very pleased of and joyful for every person in this article who worked on this and also for trainer Christy Downs, who totally shares in this award with us.”

The Garfield Nationwide Historic Site is positioned at 8095 Mentor Ave. (U.S. Route 20) in Mentor.