Camp gives kids glimpse into life during Civil War

What was it like to be alive during the Civil War? Specifically, what was it like to be a kid during the Civil War?

“I think they often think that the things that we do today and the foods we eat and even the games we play … they think it’s new. A lot of it has been around for a long time, and we want the kids to learn that,” said Karen Church, who with Ellen Abernathy is organizing a living-history camp at the Plumb House Museum in Waynesboro that will take kids back in time.

The June 12-14 camp, “Along the Path of Lee and Jackson,” is being presented by the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation.

In addition to learning the basics of everyday life in the 1860s, children will role-play after researching the identities of participants in the War Between the States and be treated to a special event on day three of the camp.

Registration is $50 per child. Pre-registration is required.

The camp is open to children ages 7-12.

More information: Call 540.942.6754 or 540.943.3943.

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