Orleans County Historian Visits Service-Learning Classes

Matthew Ballard

Matthew Ballard shares local history photos with seventh graders.

Orleans County Historian Matthew Ballard shares stories and pictures of Albion's early history with students in Mr. Archer's Albion Middle School grade 7 Service-Learning and grade 6 Citizenship classes.

The classes learned about early settlers, the Erie Canal, and interesting stories of famous residents.

Ballard will be leading some of the students on a tour of the village and Mt. Albion Cemetery in the near future.

They are also planning a ceremony to recognize former Medal of Honor winner Charles Harris on Oct. 29.