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Contact: Christie Stanczak, 301 432-4567
Please join us on Saturday, April 23, 2011 for Junior Ranger Day at Antietam National Battlefield. Children ages twelve and under will be able to participate in special programs, interact with volunteers portraying Civil War soldiers, and have the opportunity to become Junior Park Rangers.
Schedule of Events:
10:00 a.m. Junior Park Ranger Activity-Meets in front of the park visitor center. Children (and their parents) will complete the Junior Park Ranger Activity Books. Park rangers and park volunteers will be available to help. Upon completion, children will receive a Junior Park Ranger Badge and Certificate with their name on it. (Most activity books will take about one-hour to complete depending on age).
11:00 a.m. Civil War Soldier Program-Meets at the New York State Monument near the visitor center. Living historians portraying Civil War Soldiers will enlist the children into the army, teach them how a soldier marched, and discuss the life of the common soldier. (1/2 hour)
11:30 a.m. Artillery Program-Meets at the New York State Monument near the visitor center.
Students will learn about Civil War Artillery. They will serve on an artillery detachment loading and “firing” the cannon. This program will end with a bang when our living history volunteer group fires the cannon for the children!
There is no cost for these programs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please feel free to call us at 301-432-4567 or email us at Christie_Stanczak@nps.gov with any questions.