Historic site to conduct children's program

Monday, December 17, 2007

Fort Scott National Historic Site will conduct its first-ever children's Winter Assembly program. Winter Assembly is just one of the various new programs that we will be presenting in the next year. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 27 and 28, both days. The program is open to children ages 8 to 14 ; there is no charge for to participating. To enroll a child for this new program, call (620) 223-0310. NPS personnel recommend doing so early, as there is a limit of 15 children.

The event will allow children and their families to experience life at Fort Scott National Historic Site in the 19th century by stepping back into the shoes of those who lived here. Boys and girls will don period caps and shirts, meet the post surgeon and go to sick call. They will make hardtack and learn what school in the 1840s was really like. But it's not all work; children will also participate in 19th century parlor games, just as their ancestors did more than 150 years ago.

Fort Scott National Historic Site is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. but will be closed for Christmas and New Year's Day.

There is an entrance fee of $3 charged for each adult 16 years of age and above. For more information, please contact the Fort Scott National Historic Site at (620) 223-0310 or visit the Web site at www.nps.gov/fosc.