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History Alumnae Represent Phi Alpha Theta at Casey Jones Village Event for Children

Oct 6, 2012 -

Three recently graduated history majors represented Union’s Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society at a special children’s event called “Passport to Fun” at Casey Jones Village in Jackson on Saturday, October 6, 2012. History honor society members Savannah German, Caitlin Roach, and Megan Winters wore period dresses as they served as hostesses at a newly refurbished early 19th-century home at the Village known as the Providence House. History minor Abby Winters also worked at the house as a hostess. The Saturday event marked the beginning of Casey Jones Village’s new reading program for children called “Casey’s Ticket 2 Fun.”

The “Passport to Fun” event consisted of children receiving a passport that had a page for each attraction at Casey Jones Village. The attractions included the Providence House, the railroad museum, the early 20th-century chapel, and the music museum. Participating children had a sticker placed in their passport at each site they visited and they received a prize after filling up the passport. The Delta-Psi Chapter members put stickers in children’s passports and talked about the history of the house and its contents with the children and their parents.

Hostesses at the Providence House in Casey Jones Village pause for a photo during a "Passport to Fun" event on October 6, 2012. They are (left to right) Abby Winters, Mrs. Juanita Clark of Casey Jones Village, and Phi Alpha Theta members Savannah German, Caitlin Roach, and Megan Winters Davis, all three of whom recently graduated from Union University.

Savannah German (left) and Caitlin Roach, Union Phi Alpha Theta officers in 2011-2012, look at each other on October 6, 2012, through a window that they helped clean during the history department's community service day at Casey Jones Village in November, 2010.

Union University history minor Abby Winters (left) joins with Phi Alpha Theta members Caitlin Roach (second from left, going right), Megan Winters Davis, and Savannah German on the stairway of the Providence House at Casey Jones Village in Jackson on October 6, 2012. They served as hostesses for visitors to the house during a "Passport to Fun" event.

Savannah German (blue dress) watches as Caitlin Roach puts a sticker in the passport of one of the participating children at the "Passport to Fun" day at Casey Jones Village on October 6, 2012.

The fully restored Providence House stands majestically at Casey Jones Village on October 6, 2012. The house was built in Trenton, Tennessee, in the 1830s.