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History Detectives Summer Camp under way!

History Detectives Summer Camp under way!

Pam Parker

Wednesday Jul 28th, 2021

Kids are back on the Hagen History Center Campus and inspired by history!

More than 20 middle-school students are enjoying our History Detectives Summer Camp this week. Take a look at the educational fun and interactive events that the camp offers:

Students participated in making stained-glass artwork under the supervision of Cathedral Prep/Villa Art Teacher and Hagen History Center board member Doug Vicary.

They have also completed several field trips this week visiting historical sites. They’re also learning some history by solving puzzles during their participation in a team-building experience at the Escape Game Erie. “We’re having a lot of fun and the camp is interactive with a lot of field trips,” said Assistant Camp Director Abbie Harrington.  

On a trip to the Erie Cemetery, students shared some thoughtful conversations when they gathered to cleaned headstones. Many of them noted that some of those buried there died very young. The trip sparked an interest in what many of the people did and where they lived when they were alive.   

The camp continues through Friday and is free to students (including lunch) thanks to our generous donors and sponsors. A trip to see Erie by water is on the agenda when the campers sail aboard the Victorian Princess.

Staff members who developed the camp agenda include: Curator Becky Weiser, Education Director Jeff Sherry, Curatorial Assistant Amanda Rockwood, Assistant Camp Director Abbie Harrington and Volunteer Lydia Lane.

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Stained Glass Lesson
Doug Vicary stained glass
Doug Vicary with Students
Cleaning at cemetery
Cleaning Tombstones
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History Detectives Group Photo