An Exciting New Reading Program For Children Being Offerred This Winter At Gettysburg National Military Park!
The Education Team at Gettysburg National Military Park is excited to announce an exciting new program for children ages 5-10 and their families! Every Saturday for ten weeks this winter a Park educator will read aloud from a different children’s picture book, or parts of a chapter book, and will follow the reading with an indoor game or activity. Some weeks, a special “mystery history” guest may even appear to tell their story! After this, the children and their families will then set off on an adventure to the battlefield to locate a spot associated with that week’s story.
“Our new Winter Reading Adventures program is for kids who love to read, parents who want their kids to love to read, and for budding history buffs everywhere!” explained Education Specialist, Barbara J. Sanders.
Some of the Winter Reading Adventures will include marching like a Civil War soldier; cooking up some corn bread; singing campfire songs like “Goober Peas”; going on a museum treasure hunt; meeting General Robert E. Lee; dressing up like President Lincoln or trying out a hoop skirt and corset!
The children’s Winter Reading Adventures Series will begin on Saturday, January 7, at 11:00 a.m. and will run through March 11 at one of the theaters located inside the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center (1195 Baltimore Pike/Gettysburg, PA 17325).
Participants who attend each week are eligible for a discount on their purchase at the Museum Store.
So. . .
Would your children be interested in attending? Or do you know any young budding historians out there who might want to come?
Parents, teachers, guardians. . .please help us spread the word about this exciting new program, so we can help inspire a new generation to learn more about the past!
The Line-Up For The Inaugural Winter Reading Adventures Series is as follows:
~January 7, 2017~
B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet
by Patricia Bauer
~January 14, 2017~
The Patchwork Path
by Bettye Stroud
~January 21, 2017~
Civil War on Sunday (Chapters 1-5)
by Mary Pope Osborne
~January 28, 2017~
Civil War on Sunday (Chapters 6-10)
by Mary Pope Osborne
~February 4, 2017~
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds
by Marissa Moss and John Hendrix
~February 11, 2017~
Pink & Say
by Patricia Polanco
~February 18, 2017~
I Am Abraham Lincoln
by Brad Meltzer
~February 25, 2017~
Voices of Gettysburg
by Sherry Garland
~March 4, 2017~
The Silent Witness: A True Story of the Civil War
by Robin Friedman
~March 11, 2017~
The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale
by Trinka Hakes Noble