'History Palooza' Event in Fayetteville
Tea, tax or treason? Students can travel back to colonial days in North Carolina and decide for themselves during the program, "History Palooza: American Revolution" from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex in Fayetteville.
This first-time, hands-on event is for students in seventh and eighth grades. Admission is free, but registration is required.
History will be lifted out of textbooks when the participants become colonists. The students will sample teas reminiscent of British imports that were boycotted in Edenton, and they will sip herbal teas that were used as patriotic substitutes.
Hands-on activities and group discussions will focus on issues that forced colonists to choose between loyalty to and independence from England. During a museumwide scavenger hunt, students will gather clues about the attitudes and activities of the Loyalists and Patriots in our region.
For more information or to register for this program, contact Heidi Bleazey at (910) 486-1330.
The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex is located on the corner of Bradford and Arsenal avenues in Fayetteville. It is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
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