Summer program at fort has July openings
Area pupils in grades four through six are invited to sign up for the second session of the Summer Youth Educational Program that will be held July 8-12 at Historic Fort Steuben. Participants will have the opportunity to have an in-depth and hands-on experience of history as they learn about life in early Ohio. Among the subjects covered are the culture of the Native Americans, the skills of 18th century settlers, military history, the survey of the Northwest Territory, Ohio River wildlife, the Lewis and Clark expedition and archaeology field techniques as represented in the photo under the direction of Phil Fitzgibbons and his team from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Classes include crafts, games, maps and timelines, videos and presentations by experts in various fields. The cost of the program is $55 per student for the week. Those who want to attend only for the archaeology day can enroll at $15. The class runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Students must bring their own lunch. Registration forms can be obtained by calling (740) 283-1787 or stopping at the Fort Steuben Visitor Center, located at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville.