18th Century Hands On Education

By: Shannon Houser Email
By: Shannon Houser Email

Campus Maritus and The Ohio River Museum hosted the camp-out where children dressed up as soldiers, set up tents, learned how to handle weapons, and keep their army site free from enemies right along the Ohio River.

Site manager, Floyd Barmann with Campus Martius also dressed up as a soldier and played the drums while the young soldiers marched.

"It's very difficult to understand how people felt, how they lived and everything, and we give them just a little opportunity to understand. Hopefully then they'll go back to their history books and be able to understand what they're reading and to empathize with that."

The camp concluded with soldiers learning how to take down and properly fold an american flag.


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