Coatesville High School students took a walking tour of the city as part of their Historical Research and Preservation course, according to a report from the Daily Local News.
Taught by Dr. Lisa Doan-Harley, the course focuses on the preservation and restoration of the Gardener-Beale House on Coatesville High School’s grounds.
The walking tour gave students the opportunity to hear from community members about the city’s rich heritage. The jam-packed trip included visits to Carver Court, Dr. Atkinson’s Hospital, the oldest UAME church in Coatesville, the site of the Adams School, and Graystone Mansion.
Students also visited the National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, where they saw 28 pieces of the World Trade Center, made by Lukens Steel.
Doan-Harley’s course was a resounding success. Ninth-grade student Julia Mattson, who placed third in the regional presentation competition for National History Day, credits the course with preparing her to compete.
“The main lesson students learned on the tour was that most of us are unaware of the rich and diverse history in our own city,” she said.
Read more about the historical tour in the Daily Local News here.