Historic Madison Inc. earned a $3,000 grant that will fund a traveling exhibition created by seventh and eighth grade students in Eric Phagan’s industrial arts classes at Madison Junior High School. The exhibit will be called Madison’s Great Greeks.

The students work will show viewers a mix of Greek Revival architecture, culture, decorative arts, textiles and culinary arts. The goal behind this project is to give people a chance to interact with and learn more about this parts of Madison’s history.

“There are people — students — who have never been downtown and really looked around,” said Rhonda Deeg, director of programs for Historic Madison. “This project will help visitors learn about Madison just as much as it could help someone from Madison who just hasn’t had a chance to see this type of thing.”

MJHS students will begin working on the pop-up exhibit in the spring semester. Deeg said she hopes it will be finished and ready to be put on display in time for National Preservation Month in May. The exhibit will travel to different venues until October 2018, beginning at Lanier Mansion and moving throughout downtown and other locations in Madison and Jefferson County.