Yesterday, we attended a local historical re-enactment of the Civil War period. We have gone the past three years and I asked the girls if they still wanted to go this year, and it was a unanimous yes!
I’m glad, because it’s hard to find programs to enrich their education that aren’t cost prohibitive.
My oldest daughter using a hand printing press to make a bookmark in the print shop. It took two weeks to produce a paper – one week to collect stories and one week to print the news.
Littlest daughter was glad she brought a book along.
Union soldiers getting instructions on the upcoming battle.
Confederate soldiers marching.
And the battle begins.
One man down.
We also listened to stories in the schoolhouse. This one was by an actress portraying Susie Baker King Taylor, the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her Civil War experiences.
I just found a wealth of information regarding her in this pdf for gifted students. Click on the link if you are interested in learning more about her contributions.
The girls also peeped into a stereograph they had in the permanent museum that they had in one of the buildings.