The Warren County Historical Society enjoyed the opportunity of partnering with the Warren/Forest Higher Education Council for the Educator in the Workplace Program this summer. Casey Ferry joined the historical society staff and volunteers for a week.
Ferry is a substitute teacher, married and the mother of three. She chose the historical society as her workplace for the program because of her love of history and desire to learn more about Warren County's rich historic past.
"It was such a privilege to spend the week at the Historical Society," Ferry said. "What a treasure trove of fascinating local history! I learned a lot and also saw that there is so much more I could learn. I would love to return as a visitor, especially to the Wilder Museum. I could spend hours there and would encourage others to stop by and check it out."
Ferry spent an afternoon at the Wilder Museum of Warren County History located at 51 Erie Ave., Irvine, a holding of the Warren County Historical Society. According to managing director Michelle Gray, "Casey also spent her time evaluating the historical society's teaching trunks that provide information on topics such as Business & Industry, People & Places, Lumber & Logging, Transportation, the Seneca Nation, and Immigration. These trunks are available to local schools and organizations for a visual and hands-on journey through the past.
Ferry also proofread two upcoming September Stepping Stones articles: "The Way They Flew: 100th Anniversary Story of Local Aviation" by Fred Maier and "The First Presbyterian Church in Old Warren" by Wallace E. Blyth. She spent the rest of the week updating the historical society's newspaper clipping files collection.
"It was a great treat to have her on site," Gray said. "She offered a fresh perspective on the projects she completed and the exhibits at the Wilder Museum."
For more information, call 723-1795 or visit www.warrenhistory.org.