Students from Central, Northwest and Washington-Monroe Elementary Schools will be presenting “A Walk Through the 1860s” to demonstrate their knowledge of the Civil War Era. Museum Assistant Director Anne Moseley says this is a unique opportunity for students to portray people from this “turning point in [the] country’s history” and learn outside of the classroom.
Between 140 and 150 students will participate in the Civil War Walk. Student presentations will be taking place in the first and second floor galleries and in the Lincoln Center Atrium. Museum volunteers will guide visitors through the galleries.
Northwest fifth graders will perform at 9 AM. Washington-Monroe students will follow at 10:45 AM, and Central students will start the final presentations at 12:50 PM.
“We are excited to offer our museum as a setting for these fifth-grade students’ characters to really come to life in a historical setting,” says Museum Director Tom McLaughlin.
The public is encouraged to attend and support local education. While it is a free event, donations are always accepted to help support more local events.