Como-Pickton Enrichment Classes
Attend Lincoln Exhibit
by: Bobby McDonald
It was a field trip to the Sulphur Springs Public Library, to see the Lincoln Exhibit, for the students in the high school and junior high enrichment classes at Como-Pickton CISD, on Tuesday. The students have been studying about Lincoln and Civil War, since the beginning of school and the trip helped them to add additional knowledge about Lincoln and his influence on the Civil War.
The students enjoyed seeing the photos in the exhibit that added to their concept of Lincoln's ideals and the formulation of his policies, regarding the U.S. involvement in the Civil War.
"This exhibit helps me to understand why Lincoln did some of the things that he did," expressed one of the students. "These additional facts about his background, helps you to understand why he felt the way he did about the war."
Students have learned by having a number of speakers attend their classes and speak on a number of period related subjects, including slavery, the cotton culture, and other influences of the Civil War. Following their attendance at the Lincoln Exhibit, the students were treated to an extended trip to the site of the Union Stockade in Sulphur Springs, and a tour given by local historian, John Sellers. Sellers told them about the occupation of the local area by Union Troops, during Reconstruction and pointed out where the stockade was located.
"This provides a local perspective of the Civil War here in Hopkins County," expressed one of the high school students, following the presentation. "This helps me understand how people here, locally, were affected by the war!"