Sunday, January 19, 2020

An obvious idea...

Here's an obvious idea that I've never seen done at another battlefield.  The visitor center at Monocacy National Battlefield has an area for kids to do fun things: color, play with trains (Monocacy junction was an important rail center), dress up like civil war soldiers and civilians, read cool books about history and nature, color coloring sheets about the battle and the Civil War...heck, they can even learn about honey bees.  This morning I wrote on the blackboard "Draw your favorite animal"...boy, did they take me up on that one.  

The main project that I've been assigned is to rehab this area and to come up with appropriate graphics for the walls (you can see some of my work here).  It's an exiting challenge, and I'm diving into it.  

I'll keep you posted.

Ranger Mannie


Unknown said...

So good to see you posting again. We had some great walks together at Antietam. Well remember what was possibly our last time together was when John David Hoptak led his second walk on the Battle of South Mountain. We and our wives had a meal at the Red Bird Cafe. Good times!!! Enjoyed y’ll’s company.

Unknown said...

I think this is great ! We must get young people interested in the Civil War and history in general . Those of us who grew up with the Golden Book of the Civil War are not getting any younger . Kurt