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SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER

Pre K  and Up

School of the Soldier
Pre K and Up
1 Hour

The most requested program at the Museum, the School of the Soldier is a 1 hour interactive program in which participants learn what life was like for a member of the United States Colored Troops.  

A historical interpreter, portraying a Union soldier will greet participants and provide a brief introduction to the Museum, the Mission and the Civil War.  Participants will learn what type of equipment a soldier would have carried, what items are included in the basic soldier's uniform and overall experiences of a member of the United States Colored Troops.  

Participants may also engage in an interactive soldier's drill and learn basic army commands.  A visit  to the Museum is not complete without a march to the African American Civil War Memorial to see the 209,145 names listed there.

Time permitting participants may explore the Museum's exhibit utilizing a fun scavenger hunt and or include one of the Museum's selected films (Recommended only for groups 6th grade and up). 


 

Story Hour 

Pre K - 3rd

Story Hour
Pre K-3rd
1 Hour

The Story Hour is a 1 hour program that uses children's literature to teach the Museum's core theme Civil War to Civil Rights.  A historical interpreter will read a selected book to participants and engage them in an interactive discussion illuminating historical concepts and terms. 

A visit  to the Museum is not complete without a march to the African American Civil War Memorial to see the 209,145 names listed there.Time permitting participants may explore the Museum's exhibit utilizing a fun scavenger hunt and or include an arts activity related to the book.