West Forest Elementary Students Visit Drakes Well

On Tuesday, May 29, the students in the classes of Mrs. Druckemiller and Mr. Hale had the opportunity to learn about our local oil history.  Bill, our tour guide, did an excellent job explaining how oil was struck by Colonel Edwin Drake.  He also spoke about the importance of Oil Creek to the Native Americans.

The students then attended workshops presented by both Carole and Clark Hall. They shared antique household items and how a cooper made barrels.  The students watched two blacksmiths as well.

We would like to thank Drake Well Museum for providing transportation and our PTO for providing admission and souvenir costs.  It was a fun day had by all!