By: Patrick E. Phillips ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~
Taking a creative, fun spin on academics, The Most Noble History Club of Xavier University (commonly referred to as History Club) offers students entertaining hands-on experiences with their studies.
The Most Noble History Club is dedicated to creating an environment where both history enthusiasts and casual admirers can come together for fun, historicalbased events.
During its first year, the club started with six members and slowly grew throughout the year. It hosted several guest speakers and attended a Cincinnati Civil War Walking Tour in Over-the-Rhine.
Four years later, the club has expanded its membership and now hosts a variety of different events.
“We have really stepped it up and have become more active,” History Club President Kelly Schmidt said.
Recently, the club has taken trips to the Renaissance Festival. Members of the club also volunteered at the Heritage Village Museum for their “haunted village,” acting as ghosts and working face-painting stations.
The club has also hosted events tailored to Xavier University’s history. Club members surveyed Xavier students about various historical events on campus and hosted a Xavier University “Family Feud” event for anyone to attend.
“I love seeing people’s enthusiasm whether they are history majors or not. It’s great to see everyone come together and share their knowledge and laugh and be entertained by history,” Schmidt said.
History Club has a number of upcoming events for students. to attend.
The club will be hosting a Valentine’s Day event with Visiting History Professor Dr. Marita von Weissenberg to discuss the history of St. Valentine. Attendees will also learn some Victorian flirting, at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 in Hailstones 2.
“We don’t host any events where non-majors will feel left out in attending. The great thing about history is that everyone knows some kind of history and can participate,” Schmidt said.
If you are interested in getting involved in History Club, meetings take place at 2 p.m. bi-weekly on Wednesdays in Hailstones 100X.