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Historic Camden seeks volunteers for new program

Training session for volunteers to be held Thursday

Posted: January 15, 2018 4:37 p.m.
Updated: January 16, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Historic Camden has created an updated education program: a new tour, aimed at 3rd and 4th graders (and homeschool groups ages 8-11) based on state social studies standards for South Carolina History. The new tour was developed by Erika Cline, a University of South Carolina student intern enrolled in a public history course, and the site’s former Education Coordinator Elyse Monyette. Some of the materials for the tour were funded by a grant from Duke Energy.

“This updated education program brings our 18th century history to life for students with engaging stories and hands-on activities,” Historic Camden Executive Director Halie Brazier said. 

The program’s stations cover Revolutionary War heroes like Thomas Sumter and Francis Marion; the Stamp Act and other causes of the war; clothing and uniform differences; and trade with Native Americans tribes, such as the Catawba. Each station has an activity, from writing with a quill pen and stamping the envelope with a replica of the stamp imposed by the Stamp Act, to marching with drill commands and creating Native American-inspired pinch pots.

“We have a wonderful new tour in place thanks to our staff, our intern, and Duke Energy’s grant. Now we need volunteers to help run the stations.” Brazier noted.

The museum is seeking volunteers to lead a station during the education programs. A training session will be held Thursday at McCaa’s Tavern from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with complimentary beer, wine and soda provided as a thank-you. 

“Our education tours are held several times a month on weekday mornings during the school year,” Education Specialist Elizabeth Lynch said. “We are seeking volunteers with morning availability, who are patient with children, and who have a passion for teaching.”

Historic Camden has many other volunteer opportunities available as well, Brazier said. For more information, contact info@historiccamden.org or (803) 432-9841.      

 

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