Fort offers learning opportunity

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Historic Fort Steuben will hold its annual summer youth program from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 10-14 and July 15-19/

The cost of the one-week program is $40.

The program is open to fourth to sixth grade students and includes hands-on history, crafts, games, demonstrations and videos re-creating 18th century life on the Ohio frontier.

Dave Nicholson will supervise, and, in addition to map and study skills and classroom lessons, those children participating will learn about the American Indian tribes who were native to the area, including the traditions and games.

A professional surveyor will instruct the children on the use of the chain and compass in measuring the Ohio wilderness. Baron von Steuben will have the students march and drill while flintknapper Larry Wonderley will give them the opportunity to make their own arrowheads. A presentation on the travels of Lewis and Clark provides a glimpse into the exploration of the American West. One day is set aside for the youngsters to use the trowels and screens in the archaeology dig.

“We have many students who return each summer because they enjoy the experience,” said Director Judy Bratten. For information or to register, call (740) 283-1787 or email