Truman prepares for first student-led exhibit at Missouri History Museum

Truman Elementary School fourth-graders will celebrate the grand opening of their student-led exhibit, “From Chalkboards to Computers: A Lindbergh School Retrospective,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, in the MacDermott Grand Hall at the Missouri History Museum.

The history museum’s first ever student-led exhibit includes a mock classroom, lockers, student interviews and stories, and countless artifacts that the students have collected and organized throughout the school year, telling the story of their school, according to a Lindbergh Schools news release.

The public is welcome at Saturday’s free grand opening event, which will feature a visit from Lindy the Eagle — Lindbergh High School’s mascot — Fredbird and attendance prizes.

Students and their teacher, Jane Hake, will be available to talk about their roles in this exhibit as curators, designers, editors, oral historians and event planners.

Truman Elementary School will close this summer and reopen in fall 2011 as a middle school, as part of Prop R 2008, a $31 million bond issue that will reduce overcrowding at Sperreng Middle School and create equitably sized elementary schools, the release stated.

The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, July 10, celebrates the school’s decades of history since the 1960s as an elementary, early childhood center and middle school.

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