Students being drilled in weapons during Life on the Frontier program at Fort Scott
The past comes to life as you encounter soldiers and civilians who lived and worked at Fort Scott in the 1840s. You might scrub clothes on a washboard, get locked in the guardhouse, or learn to fire a cannon.
- This program is designed for grades K-4. Reservations for this year's programs begin January 17, 2013. Program dates will be May 1 and 2, 2013.
- The purpose of this program is to acquaint the students with life at Fort Scott in the 1840s.
- Interpreters in period dress stationed at different locations will give presentations focusing on various aspects of life at Fort Scott during that era.
- The program consists of an introduction to the site's history, and seven living history stations.
- Most stations are wheelchair accessible.
- Upon arrival, students are given a brief introduction to the history of the site. They are then split up into groups of 50 students maximum per group. Each group rotates between seven stations.
- Each station lasts about fifteen minutes, with the total program length being two hours and fifteen minutes. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m.
- At each station, the students will engage in interactive activities relating to different aspects of life at Fort Scott during the 1840s.
- Confirmation and teacher's guides will be sent out in March. Guides will include pre- and post-visit activities. These materials are also available online by following one of the links below
- The program will be presented by high school students from the area.