ROCK HALL — This month kicks off Washington College's semester-long student educational partnership with Haven Harbour Marina's Waterman's Museum.
WC's "Making History: Making Museums" program, as part of their Orientation Explore! for the fall 2021 semester, considers how public spaces of history like museums tell their stories, according to a news release.
A group of 15 students, their instructors, as well as members of the Rock Hall community and town museum board participated in a near two-hour tour, discussion and educational workshop.
Students examined pre-selected pieces from the museum's collection, asked questions and shared among the group their object's purpose and importance in the daily working life of the watermen of yesteryear.
After several more visits over the coming semester, the partnership will culminate with students digitizing their selected pieces on-site and constructing an interactive virtual museum tour which will be showcased online and made available for public use, the release states.