The students in fifth grade spent several hours today with Ted Shuart, a Civil War expert. He works for the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown. At the Farmers Museum he performs as the Master Printer and Militia Captian. Mr. Shuart has also be involved in the filming of three documentaries.
Mr. Shuart arrived in accurate period soldier clothing from New York's 125th regiment. He brought multiple arms and equipment needed by a solider in the Union Army for the students to examined. The students had an opportunity to wear and model a variety of uniforms and accoutrements.
This presentation helped students make real life connections to the current Civil War unit they are studying in social studies.