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Did you know there is a real piece of the Berlin Wall at the O’Fallon Historical Museum?

This colorful piece of the Berlin Wall was donated to the museum by Russ and Virginia Culver.

February 4,  Mrs. Johnson’s 6th grade class went to the museum and made a version of their own interpretation of the wall, the free side, the west side, the side of freedom.

The class recently finished reading a book called A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen. This is a book about the Berlin Wall going up over night and separating a family. The class loves reading about WWII, so they were fascinated by this book and what happened in Berlin after the war.

Mrs. Johnson took them to the museum where they learned more about the wall and got to create their own wall after looking at pictures of the wall and studying the real piece that was donated to the museum.

I think you should go check it out! Another classmate, Bryleigh Arnold thinks, “We are so lucky to have the piece of the Berlin Wall. This piece expressed a lot of feelings. You may think it doesn’t have meaning, but it means a lot.”

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this outstanding piece of history!


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