A Source for History

Most kids nowadays find museums boring. They contain nothing but a bunch of old dusty displays that hold very little relevance for children, at least in their own opinion.

But what if we as writers visit these very same museums and use them as building blocks for a story? We can visit the exhibits, pick up clues for a particular time and place, and then weave in an adventure that would turn that historical moment into something exciting.

We have easy access now with the web to help in our research; but nothing beats seeing a real covered wagon, or a Civil War officer’s uniform, or an old Roman coin, and imagining what life would have been like for those people.

Looking for inspiration for your stories? Visit a museum and see what historical element stirs your creativity.

Contributed by Catherine L. Osornio

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One response to “A Source for History

  1. Shirley Shibley

    Yes, Catherine, you are so right about museums. I love visiting them when I go to new places, but have neglected the ones in my neighborhood!

    Shirley

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