“History in a Trunk” at Caldwell County Elementary

Our guys posing with a young "Patriot."

Our guys posing with a young “Patriot.”

Fifth Graders from Caldwell County Elementary School enjoyed an educational “Field Day” at City-County Park near Princeton on Wednesday.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter was invited to take part as a host of one of six educational “stations” that students rotated to throughout the morning.  All six of the fifth grade classes spent thirty minutes at each station.

Chapter president Geoff Baggett and Vice-President Steve Mallory took advantage of the opportunity to give a living history experience to the students.  They set up eight of the chapter’s flags and brought an old trunk full of historical items pertaining to life during the Revolutionary War period.  Students sniffed beeswax candles, handled parchment paper, and saw a quill pen.  One truly fun part of each class rotation was dressing up a volunteer student in period clothing, including a men’s pony-tail wig!

But the highlight for each class was Steve’s demonstration of the working of his custom-made Pennsylvania long rifle.  Since the event was held off-campus, he was able to bring the rifle, explain its function, load a powder charge, and fire it for each class.  In fact, his rifle shot was the sign that it was time for classes to move on to their next rotation.

Below are a few pictures from the six presentations.  You can see an album of all of the pictures here.

Steve explains about his rifle.

Steve explains about his rifle.

Geoff tying on a sash.

Geoff tying on a sash.

Advertisements

One Response to ““History in a Trunk” at Caldwell County Elementary”

  1. Now…THAT was awesome. Hope to do those someday in our local schools IF we ever get our local chapter up & running again. Great job fellows.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: