WOW (Window on the World)
The WOW Program, which developed in partnership between Vesterheim and the Decorah Community Schools, helps students understand change over time through the exploration of historic agricultural tools and processes. The program features intergenerational hands-on activities and discovery.
Area third graders and their parent or grandparent guests use nineteenth-century agricultural technology and machinery to press apples, make rope, shell corn, and hand-thresh grain. They also learn about Decorah’s past through study of historic photographs and hunt to find tools in the museum’s Painter-Bernatz Mill.
The program is funded through 2019 by Gundersen Health System.
Gundersen HealthSystem’s support of this program is significant because the funding ensures that each year over 150 area third graders and their families will have access to meaningful and fun learning experiences that support and enhance the school curriculum.
For more information about the program, please contact Jennifer Kovarik, Vesterheim Youth Educator, 563-382-9681 ext. 219, firstname.lastname@example.org