History Snapshots with Dick Vanden Berg

Dick is a Douglas local with a lifelong passion for history. When he was a kid, he loved reading about history. When he was a young adult, he studied history. And until his recent retirement, he taught history at the Whitinsville Christian School.

Imagine, for a moment, what it would be like to retire from full time teaching in Spring 2020. You might expect a poignant capstone semester filled with parting wisdom, final farewells, and pleasant memories. Then all of a sudden COVID-19 slams everything to a halt and deprives you of all that!

Or does it? Dick wanted to keep in touch with his students when the schools closed in March, so he used the web to do what he’s always done: use images to teach!

Now Dick updates a Youtube channel weekly with history lessons in 5-minute snapshots, and they are incredibly well done! You can subscribe to his channel here! You can take the teacher out of the school, but you can’t take the teacher out of the…teacher? Oh Captain my Captain!

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