Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hands On History - Militia

On the Ohio frontier, every citizen shared the responsibilities for the welfare and safety of the community. Robert Neidlinger, a Militia Captain, demonstrates the duties, arms, and equipment of the citizen soldier in 18th century Ohio, explains the dangers and inconveniences of militia calls to the families of the hastily called soldiers, and starts the training of the students in a drill of the time.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hands On History 2012 Dates

Dates for 2012 have been approved.  We have 2 Home School Days next year, Wednesday, May 9 and Friday, May 11, 2012.  Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 are available for public and private school groups.  Please contact me privately or leave a comment with your contact info so I can contact you directly.  As always, private information will not be published.

New Page on Facebook - Hands On History

I've got a lot to learn about using Facebook. However, it occurred to me that having a page for the Hands On History program might make it easier for people to keep in touch about it, especially our home school families and groups. I've made a page here. Please Like our page. Also, if you have photos you'd like to share, please post them.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Directions from the Cincinnati/Lebanon area

Here are some directions from the Cincinnati area to help you get to Quaker Knoll with as few problems as possible.

Take I-71 North to Exit 36, Wilmington Road. This is the Fort Ancient exit.
Go east (right) on Wilmington Road towards Olive Branch Campground (on the south/right side of the road.
Go 3.1 miles past Olive Branch Campground to North Clarksville Road/Co Rd 37. Note that North Clarksville Road is one of those split country roads, so you will first pass northbound North Clarksville Road on the left, the next road to the right is North Clarksville Road southbound.
Go south (right) onto North Clarksville Road for 2.7 miles. You will cross Rt 22/3 at a stop sign and continue into Clarksville.
North Clarksville Road ends at OH 350 next to a feed mill on your left. Go east (left) onto 350 East through Clarksville.
Go 3.5 miles on 350 E then take a slight left onto 730 North towards Wilmington.
Go 2.1 miles on 730 N to the second road to the right. The first road is an entrance to Cowan Lake. The second road is Sprague Road. You can only go Right on Sprague Road. There will be a sign for the Quaker Knoll Church Camp.
Go 1/2 mile on Sprague Road to come to the driveway for the camp. There is a sign. The driveway is shared by a few homes. Just continue on and the lane will end at the Quaker Knoll lodge.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hands On History - Town Meeting

Participate in the first town meeting after the constitution was ratified. Our town must decide one of the many decisions of how we will govern ourselves in our new country. This class contrasts the new U.S. government with the Colonial government system.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Homeschool Day 2011 - Thursday, May 12, 2011

Join us for Homeschool Day 2011 on Thursday, May 12, 2011. This day will be for home school families and groups only.