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Northwoods teens share their vision for state museumSubmitted: 04/29/2019
Dan Hagen
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Northwoods teens share their vision for state museum
CRANDON - Museums tell stories of our past that can help us understand the present. Monday night in Crandon, Northwoods teens shared their voice about which stories should be told. Staff from the Wisconsin State Historical Society were there to listen to the teenagers. It's part of the society's statewide tour to find out what should be included in their new museum in Madison.

Michelle Gobert is the Youth and Family Development Educator for UW Extension - Forest County and helped organize the event. She thinks teens sharing their opinions will let them feel connected to, and a part of, Wisconsin's rich history.

"We look forward to teens becoming our future Wisconsinites and it's important that they understand the historical context of where they fit into Wisconsin history," said Gobert.

Teens were invited from all around the Northwoods. Adults will be able to share their opinions at Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River on May 30.


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