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Campus Martius Museum's Annual Civil War Field Day 

Since 2012, the Friends of the Museums have invited middle schools from through out Washington County, Ohio, and Wood County, West Virginia to bring 8th grade students to the Campus Martius and Ohio River Museums on the first Tuesday of May for Civil War Field Day.  Glenna Hoff, Education and Program Director at Campus Martius Museum, explains, "State Education Standards determine that the pre-Civil War, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods are included in 8th grade curriculums. 

In high school, American History curriculum begin at the conclusion of the Reconstruction era in 1877 and continue to the present".   Thus, Civil War Field Day, featuring living history portrayals and hands-on, interactive, learning experiences, is designed to supplement class-room teaching about the causes, events, and outcomes of the Civil War.  Civil War Field Day currently attracts more than 600 students who, upon arrival at the museums, divide into small groups and rotate through out the day among 12 - 18 learning stations dedicated to a wide range of living history presentations.  Many members of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley have supported this event as living history presenters, character reenactors, or volunteers who coordinate and guide school groups from learning station to learning station. 

Past and Current Volunteers

Steve Ball, Columbus OH:  Civil War Music

Bill Beardsley, Billy Beardsley and Jennifer Miller, Waterford OH:  Civil War Artillery

Justin Bomer  

Robert Brugler, Columbus OH:  President Lincoln

Scott Britton, Marietta OH:  Soldiers from the Mid-Ohio Valley 

Carlin’s Battery D, Parkersburg WV:  Artillery Demonstration 

Keith Cowdery 

Jessica Cyders, Athens OH:  Vivandiere

Jeffery W. Danner, M.A., Marietta OH:  Henry Clay

Laura Fannelle, Athens OH:  Sanitary Commission Volunteer

Andrew Francis, Marietta OH:  

Cathy Hinkle, Paden City WV:  Ladies on the Homefront

Roger Hoff:  Underground Railroad 

Brian Kesterson, Parkersburg WV:  Civil War Artifacts

Charles Miller 

Norman Pape, Marietta OH:  Civil War Artillery

Bill Reynolds, Marietta OH:  Ohio Squirrel Hunters

Eric Saho:  Dismounted Cavalry

Payton Seats 

Don Sherman, Beaver WV:  

Glenn Wolfe and Mary Jo Hutchinson, Marietta OH:  Civil War Hospital

Kyle Yoho, Marietta:  Military Drill

Jane Young, Marietta OH:  Civil War Nurse

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