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.
This year we organized the 1st Annual Coates Bluff History Fair in conjunction with Greens Club. It was a huge success. Over 100 people attended the public event, which featured student historical reenactors, a student-created video discussing the history of Coates Bluff and the Coates Bluff Nature Trail that is adjacent to our campus. To watch the video created by Class of 2018 Senior Avery Prevot, click here: https://youtu.be/ycxJb-8VWq0.
History Club is currently applying for a charter membership to the National History Club: http://www.nationalhistoryclub.org/