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Local Museum Honored for WCU Student Project

September 6, 2013

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As a result of an educational project undertaken by WCU students at The American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, the museum is being honored at the second annual History in Pennsylvania (HIP) awards ceremony on October 24.

Last fall, students in Professor Robert Kodosky's "Varieties of History" and "Modern American Military History" courses produced scripts for the museumís audio guides explaining the history, mission and technology behind some of the museumís 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros or convertiplanes. Each guide was checked for accuracy by local experts and targeted to the museumís visitors by age group, namely, young children, teenagers and adults.

The HIP Awards are presented by a program of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to recognize exceptional educational and public programs, community partnership projects and stewardship and collections care.

Read more about the research in Professor Kodosky's history courses.