Local Preschoolers Donate Scarecrows to History Center’s Victory Garden

A dozen students from Gainesville’s Children of Grace Preschool visited the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University on Thursday, Oct. 8, to donate a pair of scarecrows they made in class.

They helped curator of education Ken Johnston set them up in the center’s victory garden to keep feathered trespassers from feasting on its beets, blackberries and blue lake pole beans this autumn. One of the scarecrows is modeled after Brenau’s beloved mascot, Lucile the Tiger.

The kids certainly had a blast, exploring the rows and rows of romaine lettuce, Georgia collards and Swiss chard. They even got a few impromptu science lessons from Johnston on popcorn and ant colonies.

That’s precisely the kind of educational – and entertaining – experience the center provides week in and week out for wide-eyed youngsters and well-versed history buffs alike, Johnston said.

“Here at the museum, we really seek out these kinds of community activities,” he said. “We’re just as much in the guest experience as we are the history experience.”

More information on center events and outreach opportunities is online at: http://www.negahc.org