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Branford students watch history lessons come alive

BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Some students in Branford are becoming the town's biggest travel agents!

3rd graders at Mary R. Tisko Elementary School are having their history lessons come alive, getting real world experience of Branford and Stony Creek's vibrant history!

"Stony Creek was a booming place," stated Anthony DaRos.

The kids put down the books and took tours of places like the Stony Creek Museum.

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From farming, to fishermen, to the railroads and quarries full of coveted pink granite, real artifacts linked students to the past.

"It's a historic place and I think that's one of the reasons why museums such as this are so important," DaRos added.

The students did not just study, they experienced a boat ride on the Sea Myst around the famous Thimble Islands.

"They're experiencing their town. They're experiencing the history and they can see where it all started," 3rd grade teacher Matt Kaminski said.

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