Free Hands-On History Camp @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Free history camp at Georgia State Railroad Museum Georgia State Railroad Museum is partnering with Historic Savannah Foundation for this year’s “Hands on History” Camp, Wed. June 1, 8AM-2PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum.

The free program is designed to give campers an overview of the field of historic preservation and rehabilitation, provide hands-on experience through various practical workshops and offer a look at the world of history, preservation and site interpretation.

On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 beginning at 8AM, Georgia State Railroad Museum educators will host a masonry workshop where campers will learn proper vegetation and mortar removal, how to mix mortar for historic buildings, and techniques on repointing  structures. At 9:30AM educators will lead an archaeology workshop, discussing the difference between archaeology and paleontology, which will include stations that focus on documentation at dig sites, connecting clues to create a historical narrative, and reconstructing animal skeletons. Join the site tour by rail, have lunch*, ride the handcar, and enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes hard hat tour.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Applications are due by Fri. May 27.  Please contact Ms. Danielle Meunier at Historic Savannah Foundation, 912-233-7787, with questions.
What: 2016 Hands on History Camp for Ages 11 – 15
When: Wednesday, June 1st, 8AM – 2PM (*please pack a lunch)
Where: Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA
Cost: Free, registrations are limited and are selected based on the students’Personal Statement forms.
To download an application to register your child for the Hands On History Camp, click here, or call or email Danielle Meunier at 912.233.7787 or
Deadline for applications is this Friday, May 27, 2016.

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