National Historic Site in Westchester County - Offers Summer Junior Historian Program
St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, located in Mt. Vernon, NY, is now accepting applications for the summer Junior Historian program, it has been announced.
The program introduces students to historical interpretation. Instructed by experienced educators and historians, they learn the ingredients required for leading effective and interesting tours of St. Paul’s Church N.H.S. These include historical knowledge, public speaking skills, logistics, exhibitions, artifacts and clothing. The program culminates with the students leading tours of a select piece of the site’s history for family and friends. Certificates are presented to the Junior Historian graduates.
The program meets weekly in July, Monday or Thursday mornings, 10 AM to 11:30 AM. There is no charge and it is a terrific way to enrich summer vacation with a program that is educational and enjoyable. This summer marks the ninth year of this educational program, which has partnered with various local elementary and middle schools in this innovative endeavor.
St. Paul’s includes an 18th stone and brick church De-consecrated in 1978 that was used by both sides as a Revolutionary War field hospital, one of the nation’s oldest burial yards, a museum with exhibition on American history, and the remnant of the colonial town founded here in 1664.
For further information, please contact David Osborn, site manager, at 914-667-4116.
Middle school students are highly desirable.