Campus Martius Museum reflects one of the most significant time periods in the history of the expansion of the United States. On May 17, the staff at Campus Martius and several re-enactors and Civil War presenters gave the Marietta Middle School eighth grade afternoon social studies classes a living history event to remember. This event provided a remarkably vivid experience of the life of a Civil War soldier.
A special appreciation goes to Glenna Hoff, education specialist at Campus Martius museum; Bill Reynolds, master historian; Abraham Lincoln, also known as Robert Brugler; and Steve Ball, Civil War musician; Dan Hinton, Scott Britton, Kyle Yoho, Jim Miracle, and who could forget Carlin's Battery D?
Creating a classroom without walls and allowing students to experience living history is a huge task. To make the experience even more realistic, every student was provided the name and information about a Civil War veteran from Washington County and at the end of the day each student learned what happened to his/her soldier.
This tremendous activity was just a taste of things to come for Campus Martius and Marietta. There are several historical events planned for June. This summer, enjoy what is right here and re-experience our historic legacy. Visit Campus Martius and see what is happening right in your own backyard.