Florida Historical Society takes students for walk through history

Golden Hill’s fourth graders were treated to a tour through history with members of the Florida Historical Society.

students gather around a stone memorialThe May 9 walking tour, which was led by Gary Randall, president of the Florida Historical Society, included stops at the W.H. Seward Monument, the Veterans’ Memorial, Seward’s birthplace, the firehouse, Florida Village Hall and the Seward family’s cemetery vault.

The students’ walking tour is the traditional prelude to the May 18 village-wide birthday celebration of William Henry Seward, who was born in Florida. The Historical Society, along with the Seward/Mapes Homestead Committee, will  honoring Seward’s life with a wreath laying at his monument (53 North Main St.) at 9:30 a.m.

students stand in front of a historical markerAfter the wreath laying all are invited to the S.S. Seward Institute cafetorium. Paintings by Golden Hill Elementary students depicting many aspects of W.H. Seward’s life will be on display, and there will be several presentations.