Opportunity for educators

As a part of the Cameron Art Museum's annual Civil War Living History Weekend, we are offering a limited number of spots for fourth and eighth grade classes to participate in a special Living History Experience at the Museum. On Friday, February 22nd, 600 fourth and eighth grade students will have an opportunity to interact with re-enactors who will explain and demonstrate the day to day life of a Civil War soldier including information about clothing, equipment, housing, food and weaponry. This third annual weekend event boasts the largest gathering of African-American re-enactors ever in the state. It will bring to life an important event in local history. The Battle of Fork's Road, fought on February 20, 1865 just before the fall of the city and the subsequent collapse of the Confederate forces, occurred on the grounds of the Museum. After the fall of Fort Fisher, Union troops marched up the Cape Fear peninsula to capture Wilmington and seal off the Confederate Army's last remaining port. Lining the edge of the Museum grounds are confederate revetments built during the Battle of Forks Road in the last days of the Civil War. There are limited spaces available to be scheduled as follows. Four 4th grade classes at 9 am Four 4th grade classes at 9:30 am Four 4th grade classes at 10:00 am Four 8th grade classes at 10:30 am Four 8th grade classes at 11:00 am Four 8th grade classes at 11:30 am Classes should include one adult chaperon for each 5 students. There is no charge for students or adults who participate in this event. These spaces are available on a first call, first serve basis. To reserve your space, please contact Georgia Mastroieni at 910-395-5999 ext 1019 or via email at georgia@cameronartmuseum.com. Cameron Art Museum is located at the corner of South 17th Street and Independence Boulevard in Wilmington, NC. For more information, visit www.cameronartmuseum.com or call 910-395-5999.

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