Archived Program

Past Programs | History Camp

A free one-week daytime seminar for 7-12th graders, History Camp offered in-depth experience in historical work without tests or grades.

Students at an archaeological dig

Photo by Tom Desjardin

2013 | Digging Up the Past: Archaeology and History at Colonial Fort Richmond, Richmond

A one-week daytime seminar for 7th – 12th grade students who enjoy history. Students learned about archaeology, museums, and careers in history while studying the architecture and functioning of Colonial-era forts in Maine.

2012 | Digging Up the Past: Archaeology and History at Colonial Fort Richmond, Richmond

A one-week daytime seminar for 7th – 12th grade students who enjoy history. Students learned about archaeology, museums, and careers in history while studying the architecture and functioning of Colonial-era forts in Maine.

Students at History Camp, Old Fort Western2011 | In Defense of Nature: Rachel Carson and the Environment, Wells

A one-week daytime seminar for 7th – 12th grade students on the life and career of Rachel Carson. Students studied the impact of the environmental movement on U.S history and worked with primary sources while exploring local ecosystems and the connection between writing about science and history.

 

Joshua Chamberlain2011 | The Making of a Myth: Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War, Brunswick

A one-week daytime seminar for 7th – 12th grade students. Students learned about the behind-the-scenes work of libraries, museums, and historical professionals while studying the impact of the Civil War on Maine through the life of Joshua Chamberlain.

2010 | The Cold War, McCarthyism, and Margaret Chase Smith‘s “Declaration of Conscience”, Skowhegan

A one-week daytime seminar for 7th – 12th grade students that explored the impact of the Cold War and McCarthyism on U.S. history.

HistoryCamp-2010_0382_DHudson2010 | “Through a Howling Wilderness”: Benedict Arnold and the Maine Frontier, Pittston and Augusta

A one-week daytime seminar for 7th – 12th grade students studying frontier life and Benedict Arnold’s mission to invade Quebec by marching through the wild forests of Maine.

2009 | Find a Way or Make One: The Quest for the North Pole, Brunswick

A one-week daytime seminar for 7th – 12th grade students studying Arctic exploration in the early 20th century in collaboration with Bowdoin College’s Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum.
Sailing a reproduction bateau on the Kennebec

2009 | Immigration: Perspectives for ME, Lewiston

A one-week daytime seminar for 7th – 12th grade students exploring the Maine story of immigration and the history behind contemporary cultural debates.