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Contact: Amanda O’Brien, 671-477-7278 ext. 1018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release Date: November 22, 2017
Contact: Amanda O’Brien, Education Assistant, Pacific Historic Parks
Phone: 671-477-7278 ext. 1018
Day at the Museum: Preservation in Action, Saturday, December 9, 2017
War in the Pacific National Historical Park, and its non-profit partner, Pacific Historic Parks, are proud to present a new Service Learning project titled, A Day at the Museum: Preservation in Action. The public is invited to join us at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm for a full day of programming.
A Day at the Museum: Preservation in Action integrates fine arts/theatre into schools’ core curricula through encouraging and educating the island youths, their families, and the community to engage with the stories of people during World War II on Guam. This cultural, historical, and student-centered project supports a distinct set of learning and skill-development objectives for youth ages 13 to19 years old, fulfills the GDOE Service Learning requirements, and provides a creative avenue to convey the experience of the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center’s vast collection of personal stories of survival, triumph, peace, and forgiveness in World War II.
This project is produced by Southern High School freshmen and their teacher, Mrs. Rhonda Rekdahl, in which they created research papers of Guam WWII era figures, participated in theater and research skills training workshops and wrote monologues. Students seeking to earn Service Learning hours auditioned to portray their historical figures in a museum theater event. They will perform their monologues at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center to help bring the personal experiences of WWII figures to life for park visitors. Other students took on backstage crew positions like photographers, costumers, ushers, and publicity. This is a student-produced theatrical event!
This project is funded through a grant from the Guam Preservation Trust. The Guam Preservation Trust’s mission is to preserve and protect Guam’s historic sites, culture, and perspectives for the benefit of our people and our future.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 671-477-7278 Ext 1018.