Underground Railroad Camp
History Camp 2012: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
July 30, 31 and August 1, 2012
What is an underground railroad? Why was it a matter of life and death?
In this camp we'll explore the Civil War era from the perspective of those Mainers who fought against slavery. Campers will learn about the secret system of the "Underground Railroad" or the chain of people and households that helped slaves escape from the South through Maine.
Campers will discover the hidden identities of local "conductors" and "passengers" on the Underground Railroad through exposure to historic artifacts, sites, and stories. They will learn about maps, codes, and hiding places.
Our final day will feature a dinner and the chance for students to attend and participate in a living history performance.
DATES July 30, 31, and August 1, 2012
AGES 10 and up
TIME 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Mon. and Tues.; Wed. 8:30-through dinner, including participating with a living history performer
COST $180 (member families) or $200 (non-member families) plus $20 materials fee.
LOCATION Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, the camp's stunning location is the Queen Anne style cottage built by Fifth Maine Regiment veterans, a building on the National Register of Historic Places
CAMP DIRECTOR Patricia Erikson, Whitecap Consulting Services
QUESTIONS Please contact Patricia at whitecapconsulting "at" gmail.com
REGISTRATION Click here to print, fill out, and mail in your registration form
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