General Interest Items – April 24, 2013

Posted on Apr 21 2013 in General by admin

2.1 “Duck and Cover” Cold War History – Smithfield – Register by May 3
2.2 Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar Events – Richmond – Begin May 4
2.3 Regent University Government Day Camp – Virginia Beach – Best Price by May 31
2.4 Article – “Home Libraries Provide Huge Educational Advantage”

 

2.1 “Duck and Cover” Cold War History – Smithfield – Register by May 3

Isle of Wight County Museum
103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA

Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $10/student (ages 7 through 12); includes supplies. Come early (or stay an hour longer) to enjoy the always-free museum admission. Register by noon on Friday, May 3.

The Cold War, 1947 to 1991, was a period of sustained political and military tension between the powers of the West and the communist world. “Duck and Cover!” is an educational program that elaborates on this era of history. Participants will learn all about Bert the Turtle and Godzilla as this program explores the effects of the Cold War on U.S. culture–everything from movies and books to music and games.

Participants are encouraged to read Rex Zero and the End of the World by Tim Wynne-Jones and The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss before attending the event.

See the website for more information; to register or ask questions, contact J.L. Williams at jwilliams@isleofwightus.net or 757-357-0115.

www.historicisleofwight.com

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2.2 Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar Events – Richmond – Begin May 4

American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
500 Tredegar Street
Richmond, VA

Cost for all events is $8/adult; $4/student (ages 6 through 17).

Drummer’s Call: Field Music of the Civil War

Saturday, May 4, and 25, from noon to 1 p.m.

From the time to get up to the order to charge, Civil War soldiers’ lives moved to the beat of the drum. Join a costumed interpreter to learn about the importance of drums, bugles, and fifes to Civil War soldiers, both North and South!

Meet the Curator, Meet the Artifact
Sunday, May 5, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Throughout the year, artifacts in the exhibition “In the Cause of Liberty” change to showcase remarkable pieces that have been shared with the center from private collections and renowned museums around the country. Join the curator for the American Civil War Center as he shares these remarkable pieces with you!

Gallery Tour: Paths to Freedom
Sunday, May 12, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Join a museum educator for a guided tour of the signature exhibit, “In the Cause of Liberty.” This program will highlight artifacts and displays relevant to the African-American experience before, during, and after the Civil War.

See the website for more information, or contact George Harmer at gharmer@tredegar.org.

www.tredegar.org/publicprograms.aspx

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2.3 Regent University Government Day Camp – Virginia Beach – Best Price by May 31

Regent University and local military installations
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA

Monday through Friday, July 15 through 19, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $300/student if you register on or before May 31 ($100 required as registration deposit); $350/student if you register on or after June 1. Price includes registration materials, T-shirt, morning snacks, lunches, field trip transportation, and all special speakers and presentations. See the website for discounts for HEAV members. The website also has local lodging options if you are not a commuter student. The final registration deadline is 11 p.m., June 14. Space is very limited, so register soon.

Regent University’s Government Camp is a non-residential day camp and provides a state-of-the-art experience for high school students to prepare them for strategic leadership in government, law enforcement, and society. This powerful combination of stimulating presentations and cutting-edge field trips makes the camp a one-of-a-kind summer experience.

See the website for more information including a video, detailed schedule, and camp description; alternately, contact Tim Morse at govcamp@regent.edu or 757-352-4902 for questions.

www.regent.edu/govcamp

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2.4 Article – “Home Libraries Provide Huge Educational Advantage”

Your home library is valuable! See the academic results in these studies from 27 countries. The size and quality of the home library tended to level out even the differences in parents’ education, father’s occupation, and other factors that tend to promote the children’s educational success. Keep this in mind as you shop used curriculum sales this season!

www.psmag.com/culture-society/home-libraries-provide-huge-educational-advantage-14212

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