Museum toasts travelsPublished 3:18pm Monday, July 30, 2012
The Edwardsburg Historical Museum has opened a new display “Tribute to Vera Slechtova” from July 16 to Aug. 29. Travelers of Edwardsburg saw the world with Vera Slechtova.
Slechtova taught German and Geography classes for 22 years at Edwardsburg High School, starting in 1968 and retiring in 1990.
She hosted many trips to Europe, introducing her native country Czechoslovakia to her traveling companions, as well as Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Iceland, Norway and many other countries in between. Students and adults were her traveling companions.
Not only did Slechtova contribute to the culture of Edwardsburg residents, many would not have had the opportunities for European travel if it were not for her.
Included in the display are artifacts and souvenirs Edwardsburg residents brought back from their travels. Unfortunately, when Vera passed away, all of her possessions were controlled by the bank and believed to have been destroyed. There are no official records of her travels, only the memories of those who were privileged to travel with her.