GIRARD — Students will stay in their classroom for a history tour as Greenbush instructors teach students about history as part of the Greenbush Anywhere Virtual History Project.

This interactive program will allow the instructor to be at the pilot site while connected to students through the internet with lessons delivered to the class with a web conference platform called Zoom.

The students will interact with the instructor similar to a regular class, where they will be asked to take on tasks and answer questions.

“Students can ask a question just like the instructor is in the room,” Greenbush Director of Development Kelly Peak said.

Students will learn about the struggles for freedom which shaped Kansas and Missouri history through history lessons at Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park in Wellsville, John Brown Speaks, the Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

Peak said this enrichment opportunity is an alternative to field trips which are not available locally.

This program was made possible through the Freedom’s Frontier Interpretive Grant program which awarded grants to programs which connect to themes of the heritage area — which are the shaping of the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War and enduring the struggle for freedom. Greenbush was awarded $4,990 towards the Greenbush Anywhere Virtual History Project.

For more information contact the Greenbush Director of Student Enrichment Michael McCambridge.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.