Tree thumbnailEngaging young people can take many forms.

In this Technical Leaflet, Robert W. Montgomery, director of the Indiana Junior Historical Society, shares his thoughts and successes in forming a historical society for teenagers.

The author explains the logistics for organizing a group based on age range and the purpose of these groups -to make history fun.

Creating a junior historical society requires a constitution with elected officers and programs and events to bring children together.

Montgomery focuses on creating a junior historical society on a state-wide level but his tips can be easily adapted to a small scale, such as a county or town historical society.

History for Young People: Organizing a Junior Society TL# 44 (1972)