A valuable educational tool

1 May 2017

Museums are incredible tools for learning. There’s a big difference between reading about history and actually seeing it on display. “It’s not just academic, it’s not just secondary—it’s something that becomes sensory. When the education process becomes sensory I think it sticks a lot whole lot more in your head,” says York College History Professor Tim McNeese.

York College opened the Clayton Museum of Ancient history last year. The formidable collection of ancient historic artifacts spans from the Neolithic Period to the 17th century A.D. Items such as coins, rings, tools, statues, weaponry and more are on display.

The museum also helps highlight contemporary issues. Its entryway depicts part of the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra in modern day Syria, a historical site now under threat from ISIS.

Learn more about this impressive collection.


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