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Eastchester Public Schools Offer Summer History Camp

The history summer camp will be held in the Marble School House.
The history summer camp will be held in the Marble School House. Photo Credit: File

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Eastchester Historical Society is holding a summer history camp for interested students entering fifth- through eighth-grade.

The camp is a one-week session that allows motivated students to explore topics of interest about the history of the town through local guest speakers, historical re-enactors, local field trips, newly discovered documents, video clips, DVDs, and hands on activities.

Students will experience first hand what it was like to live during Colonial times, fight in the American Revolution and Civil War, attend a one-room school house in 1835, survive the Spanish Flu and the Great Depression, and work in the Tuckahoe marble quarries.

They will also learn about new discoveries made about Eastchester's rich cultural heritage during the 350th anniversary of the town.

Classes will be held at the Marble School House, which is at the corner of California New Rochelle Road in Eastchester. Classroom size will be limited. Participating students must be provided with transportation and a bag lunch.

Classes begin Monday, July 13 through July 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donation to cover the cost of light refreshments, speakers, and materials is $100. All donations are tax deductible.

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