Getting from Here to There: The Story of the Buffalo Trace Workshop

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern
Orange County Community Center, Paoli, Indiana 

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Geared toward 3rd, 4th & 5th grade teachers and interested members of the public, this workshop will introduce the story of Indiana’s unique Buffalo Trace to attendees through speakers, lesson plans, and a teacher panel about innovative classroom learning ideas.


Topics and Speakers

  • Buffalo Trace – David Ruckman, title boundary surveyor and author of Buffalo Trace: The Indiana Wilderness Road
  • The Role of Fire – Dan McGuckin, certified forester
  • Surveyor’s Snapshot of Indiana in the 1800s – A.J. Ariens, Forest Archaeologist, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Cemeteries as a Teaching Tool – Noah Sandweiss, Cemetery Register Coordinator, State Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
  • Indiana’s Railroad History – David Nord, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University
  • Interactive Teacher Panel – Glenda Ferguson, former 4th grade teacher at Burris Elementary School


This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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