Youth Experience: History & Impact of Local Interstate Road Development Project
- Unique, enrichment experience for youth in grades 6-9
- Ten days packed with new learning opportunities & teamwork with friends
- Discover history from eye witness participants; visit local research archives
- Combine technology & creativity to design an official museum exhibit & presentation
Anderson Falls Heritage Society Museum , 96 Clinton Street, Keeseville, NY 518-834-9219
Enrollment is now open for an exciting new program, Youth Experience: History & Impact of Local Interstate Road Development Project. Students in grades 6-9 in public or private school as well as home-schooled students are eligible for the free program. Ten sessions will be held August 6-17, 2018 at the Anderson Falls Museum at 96 Clinton Street, Keeseville.
Youth participants will engage in exploration in their own “back yard” of discovery and interpretation of the historic and cultural aspects related to the building of Interstate 87 through the Towns of Chesterfield and AuSable in New York State. Project director, Neil Bowlen, will foster learning through hands-on research, site visits, and specialist presentations by key informants. Historical data and its present day implications will be collected, preserved, and integrated into a multi-media display and public presentation. Mr. Bowlen earned a degree in history from SUNY Plattsburgh and teaches at Plattsburgh High School.
Enroll by calling 518-834-9219 or download the enrollment form at http://www.andersonfalls.com.
The Anderson Falls Heritage Society was awarded a 2018 Local Heritage Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership for this project. Anderson Falls Heritage Society is a not-for-profit organization that operates a museum and archives at 96 Clinton Street in Keeseville, holds a summer lecture series, offers regional historic tours, and provides student services.