Galax Middle School Visits Matthews Museum

Galax Middle School students went on a field trip to the Mathews Museum Friday, March 11th, as part of the Galax Enrichment program. The kids were given a scavenger hunt list that challenged them to explore all the amazing exhibits.

The museum has two floors packed with history: tools, stuffed animals, native American artifacts, oddities of nature, uniforms, costumes, mock ups of an old dentist office, an old country store, and much more. 

Tony Burcham, director of the museum, is a history buff, eager to show off the thousands of interesting exhibits within the museum and offer detailed background information. He captured the students' attention and curiosity.

After the visit, the students were given a chance to wander behind the museum and Galax Library to search for signs of Spring.