High Participation for History Camp

Rising 5th thru 8th grade students begin a week of Summer History Camp at the Laurens County Museum today. This new program includes five days of instruction on different historical issues of Laurens County.

One unit studying Colonial America features a trip to Simple Times Farm.  Another day, a unit on Revolutionary America will be demonstrated at the Musgrove Mill State Historic site. Antebellum America, as experienced here in South Carolina, will be taught with a trip to Rose Hill Plantation. Later this week, a trip to Inman Mills in Enoree will be featured as part of a unit on the Textile South. Finally, students will travel to Sanders Middle School in Laurens as part of Summer History Camp’s Civil Rights unit.

The Director of History Camp is Jeff Parks of Laurens, a history teacher at Woodruff High School.

Classes for this year’s History Camp are full. Due to the higher-than-expected response to the camp, the Laurens County Museum already plans to have two weeks of this camp next summer.