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FMU offers tours of hewn timber houses for high school classes

FLORENCE – Francis Marion University is again offering tours of the 1836 hewn timber houses on its campus to Pee Dee area high school classes.

 In conjunction with these narrated tours through almost two centuries of rural Southern history, FMU’s James A. Rogers Library is providing, in a classroom setting, visits to the hewn timber houses web site. The web site embellishes, virtually, what is seen and heard during the guided tours.

 Classes will also be given a CD with supplemental information and study suggestions as part of this “Windows to the Past” South Carolina Endowment for the Humanities grant.

 FMU can host single or multiple classes by dividing participants into several groups of up to 15 students each. The university can also combine these visits with planetarium shows, campus tours, information literacy classes, and library experiences in locating and using research materials.

 The hewn timber house tours are particularly well suited for history, social studies, economics, African history, environmental science and related classes.

 For a list of open dates or to reserve a date, call Janet McLeod at 843-661-1300.

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Last Published: June 1, 2004 12:33 PM
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