A few years back the kids and I visited the Christian Waldschmidt Homestead and Civil War Museum down in Camp Dennison (between Milford and Loveland on Rt 126) and had a wonderful time. I just learned about this great upcoming opportunity and hope others might decide to attend! The last time we were there, we just had a tour of the property and the museum and it was amazing, I can only imagine how much fun it will be during their American History Days!
INVITATION TO HOMESCHOOLERS: AMERICAN HISTORY DAYS
Demonstrations of Early American Life
When: May 13,14,15, and 16
Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Sunday 12 Noon TO 5:00 PM
Where: Christian Waldschmidt Homestead & Civil War Museums 7567 Glendale Milford Road (State Route 126) Camp Dennison, Ohio 45111
513-295-6422 or 513-576-6327
Admission Fee: Adults $5.00, 6-17 year olds $2.00 Children 5 and under Free
1. Comparing and contrasting tasks for daily living found in frontier days with those of today.
2. Learning about the different methods of travel during the colonial and frontier days.
3. Seeing a simple time-line encompassing the Revolutionary War through the Civil War as displayed through the property and exhibits.
4. Learning the different steps involved in making paper during the time of Christian Waldschmidt.
5. Learning about the different types of communication available on the frontier, including newspapers.
6. Will learn to appreciate the quality of life provided by the modern inventions and conveniences that he now enjoys.
The Revolutionary War
Flags of America
The American Civil War
Land division (townships, etc.)
Judge John Cleves Symmes
The Symmes Purchase (Miami Purchase)
The Northwest Territory
Governor William Dennison
The Ohio River watershed
Achieving statehood in 1803
Native American tribes
The Treaty of Greenville
General (also Governor) Arthur St. Clair
Population growth from 1790
National Road and Zane’s
The Ohio River and its tributaries
History of the Little Miami Railroad
Religion: Pietism & Lutheranism
The Pennsylvania Dutch
German troops in the Civil War
David Ziegler, Cincinnati’s 1st mayor
German paper cutting
Mills and grinding
Travel: flatboats, horseback, and wagons
Clothing of the 18th and 19th centuries
Sugar production –bee keeping, maple s
Food production, preparation, and storage
Buildings: cabins, clapboards, and stone
Wild animals and/or hunting
Commerce and trade, currency
Recreation, games, music, and dance
Medicines & herbs
Weaponry and protection