The purpose of the Mountain View College History Club is to cultivate an appreciation for history in the academic community of Dallas County. To that end, the Club seeks to work with various area historical institutions to develop a better understanding of local history; enhance student performance in history (and related disciplines) classes by offering study sessions and writing seminars outside the classroom; and, finally, helping students connect history to contemporary issues.
The MVC History Club works with a variety of institutions throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Like the Club, these institutions have dedicated themselves to preserving local history and helping students connect the lessons they learn in the classroom to the world around them. See below for a list of organizations.
The Sixth Floor Museum:
Tate Lecture Series at SMU:
Dallas Holocaust Museum:
Fort Worth Stockyards Museum:
African American Museum Dallas:
Kimbell Art Museum:
Additionally, the MVC History Club works with other groups on campus to help students realize their full academic potentials. Groups such as the MVC Art Club or the Boston Excursion offer students a chance to experience hands-on learning. The History Club hopes to add its own unique perspective to this initiative and help develop a community of life-long learners.
For more information about the MVC History Club, please contact Prof. Ryan Pettengill (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Club can also be found on Facebook (Mountain View College History Club) and/or Twitter (MVCHistory).