Friday, June 3, 2011

Midmark Foundation Supports Garst Museum’s Education Program

Dr. Clay Johnson, executive director of the Garst Museum and Mitch Eiting, with the Midmark Foundation, display some of the materials used in the museum’s fourth grade history education program for local school children. The Midmark Foundation supported this far-reaching educational program with a recent grant.

The museum’s school program is provided at no cost to the county’s fourth grade students. As part of the program, which is compliant with state curriculum standards for the fourth grade level, every student receives a take-home packet about their museum experience. They also are treated to an amazing visit with a re-enactor who transforms what they have just seen and heard into a reality they can relate to.

Dr. Johnson stated, “We are excited that the Midmark Foundation grant will allow the Garst Museum to continue providing the county’s students a fun and unique educational experience. The program is very popular with local educators and our docents enjoy interacting with the children. The museum looks forward to a busy spring providing the students a memorable educational opportunity.”

The Garst Museum is located at: 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331, 937-548-5250, web site:, email:

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