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Local students explore Honeywell House history

Speaker Nan Roe led students the history of Eugenia Honeywell’s dining room during a Honeywell House tour on April 22. The tours coincide with the county schools’ social studies history standards that require students to describe how significant people, events, and developments have shaped their own community and region. Photo by Emma Rausch

By Emma Rausch

Approximately 300 students explored the art and history of the Honeywell House on April 22 and 23 to learn how Mark and Eugenia Honeywell helped develop the Wabash County community.

Hosted by the Wabash unit of the Women’s Committee of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the annual tours coincide with the county schools’ social studies history standards that require students to describe how significant people, events, and developments have shaped their own community and region, according to a tours press release.

Students from St. Bernard Catholic School, Emmanuel Christian School, Southwood Elementary, O. J. Neighbours Elementary, and Metro North were led through every room in the historic home and learned about the history of the different furniture, art, and other décor that Mrs. Honeywell chose to furnish the house with.

“A lot of (the students) have never been exposed to anything this elegant and we would just like for them to see that,” said Susan Beckett, one of several tour speakers. “We’d also like for them to appreciate Mr. and Mrs. Honeywell because they were so philanthropic and, even though they had a lot of money, they gave it away and made it so that the town and everyone can enjoy it.”

Posted on 2015 Apr 28