‘History in a Trunk’ presentation inspires winning essays

e-Connections Post Caroline Wenzel John Bidwell John D. Sloat
A John Sloat student studies an old photograph using a stereoscope.

Members of the Assistance League of Sacramento visited John Bidwell, John Sloat and Caroline Wenzel elementary schools this spring to provide their “History in a Trunk” presentation.

Dressed in heritage school teacher costumes, the Assistance League engaged the fourth graders in a hands-on lesson about California history through the lens of the old Governor’s Mansion, now a museum.

Following the presentation, each fourth grade class participated in the California Heritage Essay Contest.

Five students from Bidwell, Sloat and Wenzel will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion museum on May 16.  Way to go!!