June 14, 2017 (Wednesday)
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Park
We will be begin the day taking a walking tour of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Park w/ education director David Blackburn. The tour will include the story of work and labor in rural America in shaping the pre Revolutionary War, as well as Antebellum America and a demonstration of Hopewell’s African-American workers and the role of Abolitionists and free blacks in the Underground Railroad movement. We will have the opportunity to participate in hands on leaning experiencing in molding and casting.
Lancaster County: Amish Country & Lunch
We will drive through Lancaster County Amish Country, and have the oppportunity to eat/ visit at an Amish Buffet & Gift shop.
Gettysburg National Military Park
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address" While at Gettysburg's Visitors Center, we will watch the newly produced documentary and visit the cyclorama & museum. We will also meet with Barbara Sanders (education specialist) and participate in a Teacher Workshop and discuss mock programs (simulations), Virtual Field Trips and Traveling Trunks available thorugh the park.
Step on Guided Tour Gettysburg National Military Park
2 hour step-on-guided tour of Gettysburg National Battlefield w/ focus on the Gettysburg Address, Irish Brigade, Black Troops, and women on the battle front.
Dinner in a Civil War Camp
The house is named in honor of Brigadier General Elon John Farnsworth, who led an ill-fated charge after the failure of Pickett's charge, claiming the lives of Farnsworth and 65 of his men.
The original part of the house was built in 1810, followed by the brick structure in 1833. The house sheltered Confederate sharpshooters during the three-day conflict, one of whom it is believed to have accidentally shot 20 year-old Mary Virginia "Jennie" Wade, the only civilian who died during the battle. More than 100 bullet holes pock the walls. Following the battle, the house served as a hospital. We will share a meal behind the home in a site formally used as a Civil War encampment. Dinner will include a Civil War Renactor.