Journey Into History Camp

                                                               

It’s the summer of ’66; 1866 that is, so prepare for a “dynamite” summer camp experience!

Science, art, architecture, food and history come alive in a fun filled week of experiments, projects, construction, music, dance and education at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum’s 18th Annual Summer “Journey into History Camp”.  This year’s camp is designed to instill in children, ages seven to twelve years old, the knowledge and appreciation of history through a variety of fun and educational experiences.

When:  Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20

Morning Session 9:00 am -12:00 pm or Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Imagine yourself  a witness to Alfred Nobel as he struggles to invent dynamite, or being one of the first to taste Mr. Breyers’ ice cream; learn about the Trans-Atlantic Telegraph, or participate in a clipper ship race; help complete the dome of the US Capital while learning to use the metric system of Weights and Measures; discover pantomime; dance to period music; visit General Mills first mill or learn about Nestles first cocoa products; enjoy snacks from a period lunch truck vendor;  visit the ASPCA’s first facility, and of course play baseball as the Cincinnati Red Stockings might have!

The cost to participate is $105.00 per child ($84 for League of Friends Members) and includes daily snacks and crafts .  Those interested in registering or obtaining more information about the “Journey into History Camp” should contact Heather Sutton Education Coordinator at (540) 885-0897, ext 122 or e-mail hsutton@woodrowwilson.org.  Space in the camp is limited. 

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Wilson was president throughout World War I. He attempted to keep America out of the war and even won reelection with the slogan "He kept us out of war." Nonetheless, after the sinking of the Lusitania, continued run-ins with German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram, America became involved. with the Lusitania, the continued harassment of American ships by German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram meant that America joined the allies in April, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson was President when the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 giving women the right to vote.

Wilson piloted the ship that brought America onto the world stage. He made the first steps of leading us out of isolationism, violating Washington's tenet of avoiding foreign entanglements.

He led America during World War I. His fervent hope was for the US to join a League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations.

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "I believe in democracy because it releases the energies of every human being."

The Seventeenth Amendment was formally adopted on May 31, 1913. Wilson had been president for almost three months at the time. The amendment provided for the direct election of senators. Prior to its adoption, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.

Wilson was the first president to receive a PhD which he got in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He had received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey, renamed Princeton University in 1896.

Woodrow Wilson could not read during the first decade of his life. Though undiagnosed, he may have suffered from a learning disability

Woodrow Wilson was known as "Tommy" until his college years.

Woodrow Wilson during his boyhood, helped establish the "Lightfoot Baseball Club" with his friends. Wilson played second base and was an avid sport fan throughout his adult life.

Woodrow Wilson was the first president to attend the Major League Baseball Fall Classic. He saw the debut of a young 20 year old pitcher by the name of George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

Woodrow Wilson was a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University and the only president to hold an earned doctoral degree.

Woodrow Wilson image is on the $100,000 bill although it is no longer in circulation