Students take annual history field trip


HANCOCK COUNTY — Zion Lutheran School’s fourth-grade students, taught by Kim Knippenberg, recently took their annual Indiana History Field Trip.

The class left early in the morning to get to Corydon, Indiana’s first state capitol, and the first stop of the trip. The students were treated to a tour of Gov. William Hendricks’ headquarters, as well as of the first Indiana capitol building. The group then drove to the Zimmerman Art Glass Factory, where they were able to watch Kerry Zimmerman, a fourth-generation glass artist, create a glass piece.

The class also visited Squire Boone Caverns in Mauckport. There the students toured of the caverns, discovered in 1790. After leaving the cave, the students got to pan for “gold” and other objects. Other stops included the grist mill, the candle shop — where each student got to make a candle — and the soap-making building.