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Community Involvement Club  - Meeting 4

 by Colby Young

Meeting #4 for the Community Involvement Club was at the Bell Homestead on Nov 28, 2018. The meeting started at 7:01pm. Notes were then gone over from last meeting. Members then went to the Bell Homestead House and the Henderson house to do a practice and learn a little more about their rooms. Colby Young learned how to run the switchboard. Girls then pick out their dresses and Colby picked out a vest. Members then went back to do some more research and started writing the scripts for their rooms. Meeting ended at 9:00pm. 

Community Involvement - Meeting 2

by Colby Young

The second 4-H Bell Homestead Club started at 7:06 at the Bell Homestead in Brantford. First the members had a roll-call and it was “What do you think of an old fashion Christmas?” Members answered with great responses. Then the meeting was handed over to Sarah were they went over Historical Thinking. After that they looked at some amazing letters that Alexander’s friends and family wrote back and fourth. It was cool to see their writing back then and how they spelt words too. Members then asked questions about the letters. Members traveled over to the Bell Homestead National Historic Site and read about when the homestead was purchased, what price was paid, what they sold it for as well as so many other cool facts. Alexander’s family tree was what the members went over to next and they realized Alexander’s family like to re-use names a lot. It had names of Alexander’s family and friends, what they did, where they lived, where were they were born as well as many more cool facts in the book. The members then started some research. The meeting ended at 9:01.

Community Involvement Club - Meeting 1

by Colby Young

The first meeting for the Bell Homestead club was on November 7, 2018 at the Bell Homestead. The meeting started at 7:04pmWe first started off by drawing a name out of a hat for our President, Vice President, Secretary, and Cyber Reporter. After that we went for a walk to each of the rooms to see what room we wanted. The rooms were either in the Alexander’s House or the Henderson House. There was a lot of  them and lots of cool things that were in that room but you could only can choose one. There was 10 to choose from but there were only 7 of us. The rooms that got chosen were the drawing room (Davinelle), Carrie’s room (Dannah), Aleck’s room (Danessa), Kitchen (Carley), Switch board (Colby), Library (Morgan), and the Dining room (Isabel). 3 were left.  Then we got our booklets that had a LOT of great information that we could need on our achievement day when we give people tours about the History that happened on the land where the Bell Homestead is and the people like when they came over and what happened from then on. Next, we did a lot of writing in our booklets. We had to fill in the blanks and go over who everyone was related to. After that the meeting ended at 9:00pm.