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Henry Clay HS Students Learn Firsthand About Henry Clay

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Updated: 9/28/2012 12:32 pm
During a Civil War living history day, Henry Clay High School students got the chance to learn about the 1800's firsthand. 

Students saw military reenactments, heard first person tales from the Confederate's General, Robert E. Lee, and learned about life in the 19th century.

"How to milk a cow, how to make corn, we learned about how it was hard back then," said Imanee Richard, a Henry Clay HS Freshman. 

In the days before refrigerators and freezers, students learned how Henry Clay stored his food.  The students say they enjoyed the experiental learning rather than reading about it in a history book.

"I think you remember it better if you're there, and you're seeing it," said Hannah Neff, a Henry Clay HS Freshman. 

School Administrators say many kids don't know Henry Clay's history, so this day gave kids the opportunity to learn about their school's name sake. 

"They're going to hear how Henry Clay tried to avert the Civil War, as well as how his family was very divided during the war, and how they suffered through it."

The Henry Clay Estate hosts a living history day for the public on Saturday from 10-5. 
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