Howard Lake-Waverly Herald, Jan. 3, 2000

Artist in residence to be at Humphrey Elementary

The Humphrey Museum in Waverly recenlty announced the sponsorship of Charlie Maguire as an artist in residence at Humphrey Elementary, Jan.10 - 14.

The activity is made possible by a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, through funding provided by the Minnesota Legislature, the COMPAS Writers & Artists in the Schools, and the Waverly Lions Club.

Maguire, song writer, folk singer and the nation's only official "Singing Ranger" will work with all Humphrey Elementary classes on "Writing and Singing our History." It will be based on Hubert Humphrey, a public servant who called Waverly his home. The students will learn about the senator and vice president through classroom research and listening to visitors from the museum and community.

Skits, photos, and a setting similar to the photo of Humphrey sitting in a cafe booth visiting with Dan Graham in the 1960s, will be used to encourage creativity as the students learn history through a variety of the arts.

Public performances of the original students' works will be Friday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 and 7 p.m., at the Waverly Village Hall. The public is welcome to enjoy the cross-curricular collaboration within music, history and the language arts as the students perform their compositions with Charlie Maguire.

The project will emphasize the importance of good citizenship as students learn to take pride in their school, community, and country. There is no admission charge.

For further information, call 612-658-4505.

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