Civil War Walk history presentations to take place March 11; Public Invited

LINCOLN, IL — Lincoln District 27 fifth graders will embark on a historical journey at the Lincoln Heritage Museum on the Lincoln College Campus, Friday, March 11. Students from Central, Northwest, and Washington-Monroe Elementary Schools will present “A Walk Through the 1860s”, bringing real historical characters to life through living history presentations.

Student presentations will be in the first and second floor galleries and in the Lincoln Center Atrium.  Museum volunteers will guide visitors through the galleries.

“The Civil War Era is one of the topics studied at the fifth-grade level. This turning point in our country’s history is full of both tragic and inspiring events and people,” explained Anne Moseley, Assistant Director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.

Moseley went on to explain, “This is a unique opportunity for students to portray a historical figure, they are learning about in their textbooks at school, and learn history outside of the classroom.”

Between 140 and 150 students will participate in the Civil War Walk. Northwest fifth-graders will perform at 9:00 a.m. followed by Washington Monroe students at 10:45 a.m., and Central School students will start their presentations at 12:50 p.m.

“We are excited to offer our museum as a setting for these fifth-grade students’ characters to really come to life in a historical setting,” explained museum director, Tom McLaughlin.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend and support local education. The event is free, but donations are always accepted to help support local events.