History Preservation Newsletter
July 2016

While the US plunges into the Presidential Election, 4-H’ers are plunging into preparations for their fairs.

That’s not to say that 4-H members are not involved in their citizenship responsibilities; just check with those who have been to Washington, DC, to experience Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF).



3 Hs came from France?

4-H started in the early 1900s in the US, but as early as 1893 the French Minister of Education was calling for an end to the 3 Rs and a new emphasis on the 3 Hs.


International Exchanges

July 8, which happens to be the Editor’s birthday, is the date recorded of International Farm Youth Exchange delegates going to Europe for the first time in 1948.



Show it off!

Exhibits are a long-held tradition in 4-H. Use them to highlight and publicize your 4-H History.


Speaking of Publicity…

See how many different types of 4-H publicity you can find in this month’s issue.


Sugarloaf 4-H Club is on the Map

More importantly, is your club, your fairground, your 4-H history on the Map?


CWF is going to give 4-H’ers a close look at the Presidential Inauguration in January.

A special edition of CWF to be held during the Inauguration will cap off 4-H summer activities and the presidential campaigns.

This summer, 4-H’ers will be actively involved in civic activities as well as preparations for the many fairs. Before you get too involved in either, sit back and enjoy this issue.



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The 4-H Member gate sign has become not only a way to identify where 4-H members live but an important icon of 4-H from the farms to suburbs and urban centers. Whether in a black and white photo or on the full color 1956 National 4-H Calendar produced by Brown and Bigelow Company of St. Paul, Minnesota; the sign speaks volumes more than the words it bears.

We hope you enjoy this issue.


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