The Summer Camp alternates between Civil War and WWII themes. Students will engage in a variety of activities which will include, but are not limited to:
- Interaction with re-enactors and veterans. Tentative re-enactors/vets scheduled:
- Civil War: Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Union Soldier, Confederate Soldier
- WWII: Atlantic War Vet, Pacific War Vet, Homefront
- Hands-on experience with Civil War and/or WWII artifacts and reproductions.
- Tour of the museum’s extensive Civil War and/or WWII exhibits.
- Daily sampling of Civil War and/or WWII era foods.
- Listening to and singing songs from the eras.
- Reading interesting stories related to: Abe Lincoln, the Underground Railroad, slavery, Civil War soldiers and battles, civilian life 1850-1870, the roles of young people, the roles of women and the roles of African Americans. Primary Sources include letters, diaries and maps.
- Listening to stories, articles and poetry written around the Civil War and/or WWII era.
- Writing letters as a Civil War and/or WWII soldier and/or recording experiences in a journal.
WWII History & Reading Camp – Summer 2016
Watch the 2014 interview by Comcast Creative Below to more information about the camps.
To schedule a program contact Tim Neff at 412.621.4253 ext. 219
The Education Dept.
Tim Neff – Ext. 219
Director of Education & Curatorial Services