Pecatonica's 6th Grade Honors Immigrants of Grandview
The project is a videotape entitled "Grandview,"
which was completed almost entirely by the sixth grade students of
the class of Steve Cary at Pecatonica Elementary School in
Hollandale in southwestern Wisconsin.
A mile from the school, in Grandview, is an old
farmhouse whose yard boasts folk art statues created almost fifty
years ago by Nick Engelbert and his Swiss wife, Katherine.
Englebert, a dairy farmer who had immigrated to the United States
from the Austro-Hungarian empire, created many of the statues to
honor his neighbors who were themselves immigrants or
second-generation offspring of immigrants. Grandview is now also
the site of a workshop and museum.
The videotape displays the students' photographs of
the statues and their own drawings, writing, and poetry.
Originally submitted by: Herb Kohl, Senator.
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