Magnet’s History Club started in 2013 as part of the American Millennium Project. All students are welcome to join, and we meet on the first rotation Wednesdays in E-206. Our mission is to experience local history, culture, and geography through real-life adventure trips, to enrich our local community through service, and to demonstrate to our school community that learning about history is fun and important. Three years ago we went on an adventure field trip focused on the history and importance of the Red River. Students went off the beaten path to learn firsthand about topics such as the Great Raft, Silver Lake, Bayou Pierre, Coates Bluff, Caddo Indians, early American settlers, Red River Campaign, and the Hopewell Cemetery.
Our community service generally includes participation in the Annual Red River Cleanups on the first Saturday morning in November. And we are also helping out with trail work on the Coates Bluff Trail. Previous service projects History Club has spearheaded include making artifact kits about our immediate area’s rich history and delivering them to schools that reside in the Coates Bluff area so that teachers and students can learn more about the interesting history of our great neighborhood.
And we are very excited about the upcoming event we are helping plan this year, a community living history event showcasing the history of Coates Bluff and early Shreveport.