8th Grade Honors History Students Visit Crandall Museum

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By: Jacks Jeppson

Mrs. Peterson’s 8th grade honors history class had a great time when they went to the Crandall Printing Museum on Thursday the 15th of November.   For those of you who do not know, the Crandall museum is located just off of University Avenue in Provo close to the big Wells Fargo building.

While at the museum the students were shown a replica of the Gutenberg printing press.  One impressive thing about the museum is that it had the most complete Gutenberg collection in the whole world.  Students were also shown many different types of printing machines.  Students also enjoyed playing with a dog at the museum.

Many stories were told to the students, including the one when the LDS Prophet, Thomas S. Monson took a trip to the museum.  While at the Museum the Prophet dedicated the Desert Room.  What was also interesting is that the museum had a replica of the printing shop in Palmyra that printed almost 500,000 copies of the Book of Mormon. 

Overall, students learned a lot and had a great time on this field trip.