Interviews illuminate the past for students

Willis “Hoot” Belter showed off his HVRHS varsity sweater from the 1960s to a group of students as part of a U.S. History project at the school. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — On Friday morning, May 11, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), students enrolled in U.S. History interviewed their elders on what their lives were like when they were high school students in the 1960s.

Teacher Peter Vermilyea  opened the event and provided some context.

“In the social studies department, we strive to make connections with the past,” Vermilyea said.

The idea is for the students to learn about national trends by looking at local history.

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