We took a day trip to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis with Lily’s Girl Scout troop. We hadn’t been in a few years, so I was excited to come back. I love history and science. The kids love the hands on.
I didn’t see the current exhibits online before we got there, so I was surprised to see The Power of Children: Making a Difference featuring Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White.
I’ve read The Diary of Anne Frank. It is a captivating because I read it when I was around Anne’s age. However, seeing artifacts from that dark time in the world’s history. There’s just something that I can’t explain.
Ruby Bridges was a made for TV movie that I’d see in my teens. Insight into desegregation in the south. The story focuses on Ruby going to an all-white elementary school, having to be escorted to school by Federal marshalls.
Ryan White. A 13-year-old boy with hemophilia from Kokomo, Indiana. I remember when he died. Hearing his story, in his own words. Hearing from his mother about the night that he died, how she turned his nightlight off for the last time.
Gus Grissom was an astronaut from Mitchell, Indiana. He was killed in the Apollo 1 fire along with Roger Chaffee and Ed White. However, he was the second American in space on July 21, 1961. The Liberty Bell sank and wasn’t found until 1999!
We need to visit more!