Students in Mr. Greg Milo’s Hometown Histories class took a walking tour of downtown Akron after school Oct. 1. They started at the Main Branch of the Akron-Summit County Library, where they visited the Special Collections to help with their independent study. Next they walked to the Akron Art Museum, then traveled south to Lock 3. They talked about the the American Toy Marble Museum and the O'Neil's and Polsky's department stores. Students walked a little along the canal and visited the Matthews Hotel monument before finishing with dinner at Luigi's.
The Hometown Histories class uses Akron history, its people and current events as a medium for students to strengthen their research, reading, writing and human interaction skills.