A new exhibit developed by graduate students in Youngstown State University’s History Department opened at the John Stark Edwards House Museum, 303 Monroe St. NW.
The exhibit, titled “To Each Community Its Own: The Development of Educational Systems in Trumbull County,” focuses on three distinct areas in the county to provide a comparison of how school systems developed in small, medium and large locations.
The students focused on Newton Falls, Warren and Vienna. In addition to the time spent researching the various schools from their inception until the 1940s, the students created the text, placed photographs and artifacts and worked with YSU’s graphic design center to tell the evolving story of education in the community.
Students involved in the exhibit are Heidi Summerlin of Aurora, Ohio; Nicole Marino of Niles; Dan Nowakowsi of Findley, Ohio; John Tell of Erie, Pa.; Susan Coleman of Newton Falls; Amber Tisdale of Youngstown; Jason Leggett of Lisbon; John Liana of Youngstown; and Aaron Swickard of East Liverpool.