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FHS History Fair

History Fair
Student Council Volunteers

FHS Student Council Association Presents the Second
FLOMATON HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY FAIR
April 27, 2018
8:00am-2:00pm

The major focus of the Flomaton High School History Fair

highlights the research of the students, but it also seeks to spark a genuine interest in learning for students of all ages.

     This year, Flomaton High School's history and English teachers are collaborating to assist the 10th and 11th grade students in researching various topics in time periods throughout American history.  Instead of just writing a traditional research paper, however, they are going to be presenting their theses in a visual format. The student council will sponsor the second Flomaton High School History Fair.

      While the major thrust of the history fair is the student work, FHS has also invited members of our community to come set up historical displays.  Several of the local historical societies have agreed to set up booths with local artifacts. FHS also invited numerous museums, historical parks, and other educational organizations.  They are going to setup displays with local history, photographs, models, artifacts, etc.  There is an extensive list of participants ranging from the USS Alabama to Historic Pensacola to the National Naval Aviation Museum.  The school will also be hosting a non-competitive antique car show for the students to see how automobiles have changed over time. Volunteer members of the FHS Student Council will dress in historical costume to serve as tour guides.  This will be a rewarding experience for the students and the community. 

      Flomaton Elementary School will also be hosting a wax museum.  Students in the sixth grade will research various historical figures and create a "wax figure" for the museum. They present on a historical character with dress, audio and poster or backdrop.  This year, the wax museum will be held on the same day as the FHS History Fair to further promote the events.  The wax museum will be located in the old gymnasium from 8:00 to 12:00.

      The date is Friday, April 27, 2018,  and the time is set from 8am-2pm The general public is invited to tour the history fair.  Flomaton High School is located at 21200 Highway 31 in Flomaton, Alabama.  More information may be found on the school website at  flomatonhs.com. Additional information is also found on a Facebook page for the history fair.  Check it out by searching FHS History Fair (@fhshistoryfair). For more information, please email Brett Chancery at brett.chancery@escoschools.net or call the school at 251-296-2627.

Events Planned:

  • Student-made exhibits will be displayed revealing the results of their research.
  • Local historical societies, parks, museums, educational institutions, and other organizations have been invited to set up booths containing information about local history, artifacts, photographs, and other relevant historical items.
  • Community volunteers will participate in a non-competitive car show that will serve to demonstrate the importance of the automobile in American society.
  • Volunteers from the FHS Student Council Association will dress in historical costume to assist in registration, welcome volunteers and guests, and provide tours through the history fair.
  • Flomaton Elementary and Pollard-McCall Junior High School students will be invited to tour the history fair.
  • The general public is invited to tour the history fair from 8:00am to 2:00pm.
  • An ensemble will perform a patriotic concert.
  • Sixth grade students from Flomaton Elementary School will be hosting a "wax museum" in the old gymnasium displaying their work from 8:00-12:00 on the same day as the FHS History Fair.

Confirmed participants include:

  1. Alabama Baptist Historic Commission
  2. Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  3. Alger-Sullivan Historical Society
  4. Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site
  5. Baldwin County Department of Archives and History
  6. Baldwin County Heritage Museum
  7. Escambia County Cattlemen's Association
  8. Escambia County Historical Society
  9. Flomaton Area Rail Road Museum (FARRM)
  10. Fort Mims Restoration Association
  11. Fort Morgan State Historic Site
  12. Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education
  13. GulfQuest Maritime Museum 
  14. Historic Blakely State Park
  15. History Museum of Mobile
  16. Jay Historical Society
  17. Mobile Medical Association
  18. National Naval Aviation Museum
  19. Northwest Florida Living History Association 
  20. Perdido Vineyards
  21. Pioneer Museum of Alabama
  22. Poarch Band of Creek Indians
  23. Renee Smith
  24. Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University
  25. Santa Rosa Historical Society
  26. Sons of Confederate Veterans
  27. Southwest Alabama Beekeepers Association
  28. Tristan de Luna Chapter DAR
  29. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
  30. UWF Anthropology and Archaeology Departments
  31. UWF Historic Trust