Tue Mar 20 19:00:00 2018
Join the Museum’s Education Outreach Coordinator, Anthony Bowman, during the McLean County Genealogical Society monthly meeting, who will lead a Senior Reminiscence Program, using items representing the five thematic units that make up the program. Anthony will also discuss the background of the program and the benefits the Museum achieves through this outreach.
A Senior Reminiscence Program from the McLean County Museum of History brings museum educators directly to senior centers throughout Central Illinois. Using authentic objects, photographs, and inquiry-based facilitation, program leaders encourage older adults to:
Recall memories, thoughts, and feelings of past life experiences through the handling of familiar artifacts and photos.
Share these experiences by telling stories, asking questions, and making connections.
Understand that, by sharing their memories, they are actively contributing toward the preservation of a larger community identity.
Connect with other program participants (including staff and each other) in a way that reinforces the notion that all participants possess—to some degree—a shared history.
For more information about this free program, please contact the McLean County Genealogical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.