Kids get living history lesson at Keokuk Civil War reenactment e - Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

Kids get living history lesson at Keokuk Civil War reenactment event


The Civil War Reenactment events in Keokuk kicked off Friday with a special living history event for 900 kids.

Kids from all across the region visited 15 different Civil War stations at Rand Park.

Some of the stations included an artillery exhibit with a cannon and reenactments of an infantry soldier and Abraham Lincoln.

Teachers say it's a great opportunity for students to get a hands-on history lesson.

"I think it's much better for kids to see the hands on stuff first hand. How people lived back in the Civil War times. How the soldiers did things. It's one thing just to memorize the facts, but to actually see things I think sticks with people a lot better," said Matt Armstrong, a social science teacher at Illini Bluff Middle School. 

Many of the vendors were also at Rand Park today setting up their tents for Saturday. 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WGEM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Woodworth at 217-228-6617. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at