One student was excited to find a piece of the Berlin Wall on a recent trip to Florida. I have seen a couple of sections of the infamous walls that separated Germany after the second world war, but I was closer to home. One is located in the Cosmosphere, the impressive space museum in Hutchinson, Kansas. Another is in our home state, in Fulton, Missouri. Read more about the latter at this link: Fulton Missouri: Winston Churchill Memorial and Library. It's not so hard to find these treasures if you keep you eyes open: they are hidden in plain sight, and often, they are hidden nearby.
As we often say, history is ugly, but it's always fun to hear that students are looking for history and excited to learn more. The mother of one of our afterschool History and Arts Group recently approached me to let me know that I have succeeded in getting her daughter to love colonial history. It must be contagious!