AUGUSTA — Fort Western Living History Museum and National Historic Landmark invites children of all ages interested in local history and museum stewardship to register for one of its summer youth programs.

An Apprenticeship Program (ages 8-12) and Junior Interpreter Program (ages 13 and older) are available. These five one-week sessions are as follows: Week 1, June 14-June 18; week 2, June 21-June 25; week 3, July 12-July 16; week 4, July 19-July 23; and week 5, July 26-July 30.

The Apprenticeship Program will explore daily life at home in the 18th century, the varied world of work such as blacksmithing and storekeeping, the life of a French and Indian War soldier, and what children and adults did for entertainment.

Graduates are eligible to participate in the Junior Interpreter Program. Interpreters will assist with the Apprenticeship Program, learn about collections management and how to interpret the history of the fort, develop necessary skills to demonstrate 18th century hands-on activities to the public, and learn how to conduct research through reading and deciphering original documents.

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible to insure to get a desired week. Payment must be received in full by 4 p.m. Friday the week prior to the registered program session. A maximum of 12 participants can register for any given week with a minimum of six participants needed. Discounts are available for Augusta residents and siblings attending the same week program.

The brochure and outline are available online at oldfortwestern.org, along with registration forms. Forms also can be picked up at the Fort Western Administrative Office in Augusta City Center, 16 Cony St. To have forms emailed or mailed, call 207-626-2385.

For more information, call Fort Western at 207-626-2385 or email [email protected].

 

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