4-H History Preservation Newsletter
January 2016

Happy New Year!

January is traditionally the time to make New Year’s resolutions. If you don’t want to commit to a year-long struggle to lose weight, or the life-style change required to adopt a pet, or have time to volunteer in a 2016 political campaign, here’s a resolution you can easily make: “To read the 4-H History Newsletter diligently each month and share it with at least one other person.”


Feeding the Hungry: 4-H’ers started this tradition to support American soldiers in WWI. The need still exists in this country for households that are “food-insecure,” and 4-H continues to contribute time, vegetables, energy and fruit. Here’s this month’s
“Hands-on History” project.

TV Star: What well-known blonde starred in a 1969 episode of a beloved TV show which featured the 4-H dog care program?

George W. Bush: The President received the “Partner in 4-H Award” in 2002 when he recognized 4-H on a milestone event; do you know what that event was?

Chevy Chase Junior College made news as one of two big properties sold in the Washington D.C. area 65 years ago this week! It was purchased by the National 4-H Foundation (predecessor of National 4-H Council) to become the National Home of 4-H. How much do you think it cost?

Chevy Chase Junior College made news as one of two big properties sold in the Washington D.C. area 65 years ago this week! It was purchased by the National 4-H Foundation (predecessor of National 4-H Council) to become the National Home of 4-H. How much do you think it cost?

4-H Posters: The National 4-H Poster program ran from 1924 through the early 1980s, with a slight interruption. If you’re a fan of estate sales, eBay, or second-hand stores, here’s your chance to help complete the collection of 4-H posters: help us find the copy that is missing.

Guy Noble: He’s featured in this month’s chapter of “Folks who Helped Make 4-H Great.” Can you identify his most significant contribution to the history and development of 4-H?

Is Your State on the 4-H Map: If your county or state is not already listed on the National 4-H History Map, you need to make sure it happens soon! This web-based 4-H atlas will document your local sites of historical importance only if you lead the way!


February is traditionally the time when New Year’s resolutions are tossed in the recycle bin! Next month, we’ll check back with you to make sure you’re still committed to your resolution to read this year’s History Newsletter every month.

In the meantime, enjoy this issue.


 

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