New Menifee elementary school receives dose of history
By Staff report
Students attending Harvest Hill Steam Academy, which opened in 2016, now have 20 brand new books available for check out in the school’s library. The Menifee history books were co-authored by Elinor Martin and Betty Bouris, who are founding board members of the Menifee Valley Historical Association. The book is filled with photographs and information about the early pioneers that settled in the area.
Martin, who serves as the association’s president, joined Vice President Bill Zimmerman on a visit to the school to present the books to Principal Brian Martes.
“We know the students are learning about California history in third grade that includes a unit on local history, so we’re pleased to provide another resource for them,” Martin said in a written statement.
The organization opened a history museum last year, which is free and open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Docents also host private field trips and tours. Children can earn a special embroidered badge when they visit the museum.