Greendale Middle School eighth grade students toured the Greendale’s historic downtown district. Over 200 students and their teachers were escorted by volunteer members of the Greendale Historical Society on Friday, May 27.

Various Greendale areas were featured including Apricot Court, Angle Lane, the Village Hall, Historic Hose Tower and the new Historic Greendale Welcome Center. This is the third year that students from Mrs. McCarthy’s and Mrs. Perry’s classes have walked the paths and courts of our National Historic Landmark.

After the tour, a student observed, “I live in a Greendale Original, and didn’t know about the interesting history of my home!”

The Greendale School District’s new superintendent, Dr. Gary Kiltz, along with his wife and daughter, joined the group.

The theme of this year’s study was on the building of Greendale as a sign of hope during the depression.  As a follow-up, students will create postcards illustrating the meaning of “hope” to Greendale in the past, present and future. Tour guides were Sally Chadwick, Dee Dixon, Bill Kewan, Marge Hill, Mary Mainella, Ted Mainella,and Brenda Siemers.


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