Digging Into History: WWI Trench Restoration in Seicheprey, France

Digging Into History is an award-winning experiential education program organized by the Connecticut Heritage Foundation, the 501c3 arm of the Connecticut State Library. The first year of this program brought 15 high school students from towns across Connecticut to the small village of Seicheprey, France in July 2019. The students worked and lived side by side with 16 French students while they worked on clearing a section of trenches once occupied by Connecticut soldiers.


Being written as you read this

Planning the adventure of a lifetime

A look at what went into planning this monumental feat.

Settling in on Air France Flight 333 headed to Paris! Pictured: Tasha McClain, Thomas Mulholland, Joe Viski

The Journey Begins

Making our way to Seicheprey.

Getting to work

Working on it.

Having Fun

Sorry, was goofing off a bit.

Back to Connecticut

On it’s way.

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