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Wyandotte Elementary School Tunnel Art Awarded $3,966: Dublin Foundation Relives Dublin History by Tunnel

Mar 1, 2006 | Archive, Dublin Community Other, Education and Youth development

In 2006, several senior citizens who had grown up in Dublin shared their life experiences with third and fourth graders at Wyandotte Elementary. They laughed, cried, and inspired the students to want to give back to the community and preserve these precious memories forever. Teachers and organizers from the school came up with the idea to form research groups made up of community members and third and fourth graders to help accomplish this goal. The pedestrian tunnel located under the school became the destination for their great narrative work of art.

Some of the images portrayed include ones of acting and play writing, illustrations of stories and narratives from community members, and mural images of Dublin gathered from the rich history that it holds. By incorporating the efforts of the entire student body, inspiration and curiosity in tow, the group was able to bring this magical tunnel to life and showcase Dublin’s past and present — and even some of its future. The students gained knowledge of their community and a sense of pride for discovering its secrets and tales. Community members were given a gift of meaning and value that will become a part of history itself someday, and the Dublin Foundation was proud to be a part of this project.