Students at a local college are sharing their research with the public in an effort to educate others on sometimes overlooked aspects of history.
Mercyhurst University hosts an event called, ‘Passport into History’. Students in a variety of history classes showcase their projects ranging from Holocaust studies to historic preservation in Erie.
Assistant History Professor Averill Earls says this is a rare chance for students to take pride in their work beyond receiving a grade. “It sort of, like, moves me. It’s really exciting because it means that I know how deeply their love and passion for this subject has penetrated.”
Student Abbie Harrington tells us, “It’s really beautiful to see that Mercyhurst University pays so much attention to their students as a whole and that they’re really interested in seeing our work, seeing our projects and wanting us to share that with the greater community. So, it’s really quite an honor to be asked to come here and to share it with everybody today.”
Several high schoolers who were on campus for Accepted Students Day also got a chance to review the projects.