Supervisors get history lesson

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Children's Museum students perform

The Madera County Board of Supervisors opened its meeting Tuesday morning with a history lesson from a dozen characters from the past.

Students from the James Monroe Children’s Museum and western town dressed in period costumes and performed a special program entitled, “The History of California in Five Minutes.”

Museum director and founder Ed Gwartney introduced the children and explained that they were all there to say thanks to the board and the Chukchansi Tribal Council for the grant that made possible the reopening of the museum.

The children’s museum lay dormant for the 2010-2011 school year, but thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, the museum once more began to teach other children from throughout the Valley about California’s past...

 

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