Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community
Tools of Stone, Saturday, August 2, from 1 to 3 pm, Schiele Museum.
Visit the Aboriginal Studies Center to see live demonstrations of stone tool making as a group of east coast flint knappers gather to reproduce the knives, axes and projectile points of our prehistoric ancestors. While you’re there explore recreated prehistoric structures at the Stone Age Heritage Site.
Civil War Soldier Camp, August 4-7 from 9 am to 3 pm, Cost: $175, Latta Plantation
Boys and girls ages 8-12 muster into the Union or Confederate army to experience life as a Civil War soldier. Relive the war through a week of drills, battles, hikes, farm programs, and 19th century life. Campers receive several items to keep that they will use during the camp week, including a replica musket, kepi, haversack and t-shirt. The camp week will end with a major battle engagement that families can watch and a formal graduation ceremony.
Miss Jane’s Academy, August 4-7 from 9 am to 3 pm, Cost: $175, Historic Latta Plantation
This Civil War camp takes girls ages 8-12 back in time to see what life was like for women in the 19th century. Hands-on activities include spying, making fans, sewing, open-hearth cooking, and English Country Dancing. Each girl will receive an apron, bonnet, and t-shirt to keep.
Alice In Wonderland (or Down the Rabbit Hole), Thursday July 31, from 10 am to 3 pm, ages 6-12, cost $35, Reservations required. Bring a sack lunch, Spencer Doll and Toy Museum.
Join us for a day of merriment. There will be a Mad Hatter Tea Party, costumes (Alice in Wonderland type) encouraged by not required. We will make top hats or rabbit ears.