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Summer Program Returns

Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Applications for the 2021 Hands-On-History at Historic Fort Steuben are now being accepted.

This annual Summer Youth Educational Program for 4th to 6th graders allows the students to participate in activities that present life in the early Ohio Valley.


“This is an opportunity for youngsters to learn more about our history through crafts, games, videos, and presentations by experts,” explained Paul Zuros, Executive Director of Historic Fort Steuben. “Every year we try to add something new or expand on what we’ve done before. We have several students who love to come every year!”


Among the topics covered are the history and crafts of Native Americans, the surveying and settlement of the Northwest Territory, the military experiences at the Fort, the Lewis and Clark expedition and the work of archaeologists. They will measure, dig, make crafts and learn about creatures in the Ohio River as well as march with Baron von Steuben.


The program runs from 10am to 2:30pm each day with two sessions: June 7-11and July 12-16. The cost of each one-week session is $55 and applications are available at the Visitor Center or HERE.

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