Essay contest calls out to 4th-graders

2011-03-11T00:00:00Z 2011-11-03T03:03:12Z Essay contest calls out to 4th-gradersBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
March 11, 2011 12:00 am  • 

The Indiana Division of Historic Places and Archaeology is sponsoring an essay competition to celebrate Indiana's great and interesting historical sites.

The Westchester Township History Museum is piggybacking on the event by adding its own separate, local contest.

All Indiana fourth-grade public, private and home school students are invited to write -- in 100 to 400 words -- about a historical place -- 50 years old or older -- in Indiana and explain why it is his or her favorite historical place. Original essays must be submitted to IDHPA by April 29. Fliers with competition rules are available at the Westchester Township History Museum.

Students who live in the Duneland school district also are invited to drop off copies of their essays at the history museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton, by the same date. First-, second- and third-place winners will be announced in both contests. Local winners also will receive special certificates, be recognized in a news release and have their winning essays displayed at the museum. For more details on either competition, visit or call the museum at (219) 983-9715.

The Westchester Township History Museum, an educational and cultural service of Westchester Public Library, is open to the public free of charge Wednesday through Sunday and by appointment.

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