History Heroes Summer Program

This program has been cancelled. We are working to reimagine it on Saturday mornings for children ages 7-12 throughout the school year. That way they can still learn about the different experiences of those who lived through the Civil War, and still say “I Survived the Civil War”. Information on the new format will be announced shortly, so keep your eyes peeled. 

“I Survived the Civil War”

Tuesday, July 25th – Saturday, July 29th

10 am – 3 pm

The Holland Land Museum will be traveling back to the 1860s and the time of the American Civil War for our 2023 History Heroes Summer Program. It was a time of great upheaval and turmoil, but not just for those who fought, but also for those back home. Our History Heroes will discover how the lives of many were shaped by the Civil War.

We will be looking into the experiences of many different segments of those living in the United States from 1861-1865. This will include: soldiers from both sides; women, both those who had to continue their lives without their close male relatives, and even those who followed them to the battlefield as nurses and camp cooks; children, who had to pick up the slack at home without their fathers and older brothers, and those who volunteered very young as buglers and drummer boys; and even President Abraham Lincoln himself.

The program will include Civil War crafts and games, research projects, virtual fieldtrips, a trip to the Historic Batavia Cemetery, and presenters examplifying what life was like during the Civil War.

The children will have the Holland Land Office Museum as their home for one week. They will learn their local history by visiting the various rooms at the museum and looking at all the exhibits.

If you have a child between the ages of 7 and 12, sign them up for I Survived the Civil War.   The program will run from July 25th to July 29th. The cost is $40 per day or $30 for museum members. Registration can be for individual days, the whole week is not required to attend.

Please contact Ryan Duffy, the Executive Director of the Holland Land Office Museum, at 343-4727.


2023 History Heroes Parent Info