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Sons of the American

BMS American History students received a unique opportunity on Tuesday, November 28th, as representatives from local chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) visited the campus to create a hands-on learning experience students will not soon forget.

The event was highlighted by various stations, all manned by SAR and DAR members in period dress, in which students were able to view what the lives of Americans may have looked like over two hundred years ago. Students were able to see how wool was spun, butter was made and wooden toys were played with, while also learning about flags, education, weapons, clothing, and new stories about key women of the Revolution.

This unique perspective provided students with a new lens of viewing history--one which jumps out of the textbook, or in this case, even leaves them with a clay marble or historical American flag! As one student who sometimes has difficulty enjoying history class put it, “Oh my gosh. This. Is. Fascinating!”