MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Each Other

18. Civic Heritage


  • Travel to the city in which you were born or raised, or to the city you live in or near now, to tour a local museum. While you are there, think of how life was for those who came before you.


  • Use your trip to the local museum to inspire you to find a local figure or group of people to research. Visit where they lived or where they were active in the community.
  • Give a presentation on the Farmgirl Connection chatroom under Merit Badge Chit Chat about the person or people you chose. If you don’t have a local chapter, share with Sisters on the chatroom or write a letter to the editor about how that person made a difference in your town.


  • Visit any re-enactment, or volunteer to be a part of a re-enactment. If there are no re-enactments nearby, find the oldest non-residential building in town. Then go to the public library and search through the microfiche files or old photo archives to find the oldest photo of the building. Compare and contrast the two buildings to see how the years have changed it. If you can go inside the building, make note of the differences, such as ceiling height, doorway size, knobs, and building materials.

April, 2024 Edition