Historians hope to generate interest with new children's book

It can be difficult getting kids interested in history but one community has created a book to help young people learn about the past.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2019 7:24 PM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - It can be difficult getting kids interested in history but one community has created a book to help young people learn about the past.

The Sullivan County Historical Society is behind the effort. The book is called Sullivan County Indiana: A Unique Place to Live.

The book was created thanks to an Indiana Humanities grant and was written by local historians. The book covers everything from how the county got its name to its most historic figures. It also includes a few games!

The free book is being handed out to all the fourth graders in the county.

Tom Frew says, “Not just the students but the parents, older students, younger students. Try to get them involved in history because it is one of the things we found out is lacking in our education system is the interest in history."

Home schooled kids can also get this book. Folks with the historical society say all you need to do is swing by the museum in Sullivan for your child's free copy.

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