Polly Horn will conduct the virtual tour which she does for Big
Walnut 3rd graders. Click on the link on our website at http://BigWalnutHistory.org
In 1975, as Children’s Director of Community Library, Horn, carrying
an arm load of Sunbury photos - many from The Sunbury News, began
walking 3rd graders from Harrison Street School around the square.
Stopping at the different buildings, she told stories to the
students of the building’s history through the years.
It wasn’t long before Souders children scheduled a walk. As Big
Walnut schools grew and the truck noise increased, a new format had
to be found to give the children the info they needed to add to
their community studies. With the opening of the Myers Inn Museum,
the program became a powerpoint Horn put on in the classroom before
the children visited the museum.
This year the classrooms will be using this YouTube presentation.
“It won’t be the same as talking with the children in person but I
hope they will learn some love for this community,” noted Horn.
Where is the one room home of a founder of the town.? Where was the
first R.F.D. in the United States? What is the oldest building
facing the east side of the Sunbury Square? Where are there log
cabins around the square.