2019 Education Day - Friday Only!
November 8th, 2019
Our 2019 Education Day is open to any student in public, private
or home-schooled programs from the 5th Grade through High School. In 2018,
approximately 230 students attended. JROTC
programs are highly encouraged to attend as well as many local schools have
thriving Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force programs within the High School
setting. We also encourage students from local universities also take part
in engaging our living historians on a higher level. Senior Citizen groups
are also encouraged to attend this day to afford them a more relaxed atmosphere
to interact with our reenactors. Educators and
university students are encouraged to work with our reenactors in developing
lesson plans pre and post event to assure that the student's experience is fully
fulfilled. The Education Day Program begins at 9:30 AM, Friday
November 8th, 2019. Lunch in the field is up to each group or individual
to coordinate on their own. Educators interested in having their students
attend this very special
program, please contact by email
Jeffery Campbell or by calling him
at 423-282-2829. We hope you take advantage of this great part of our
In 2017, A Walk in Their Boots held our second annual Education
Day. Approximately 110 students experienced first person impressions of Frontier
Life during the American Revolution, Battlefield Medicine and Mess during the Civil War, Communications Equipment used on the shores
of Normandy and the European Theater during World War Two, the Vietnam War,
Enduring Freedom and modern readiness here at home. Children spent 10
to 15 minutes in each area as experienced living historians presented in
character the use of equipment vital to each and every Soldier and Sailor.
The children were encouraged to ask questions and interact with the reenactors
as they provided their historical impressions. Certainly a very unique
experience for all.
Living Historians portraying Frontier
Soldiers and Civil War Battlefield Medicine prepare to receive children
at the 2017 event at the Tipton Haynes State Historic Site...
present a Civil War Mess and preparations for
the Invasion of France in 1944.
present communication equipment and
infantry equipment from Normandy to victory in Germany.
portray soldiers of the Vietnam Era and a
Veteran of Iraqi and Enduring Freedom display their wares.
Topping off this very unique educational experience was a
presentation by United States Navy Veteran of World War II, Duard Walker, who
was a landing force commander in the south pacific. Duard, a former
educator, gave an historical presentation concerning WWII, his role and the
importance of patriotism in today's world.
A modern soldier displays his specialized
radio truck and WWII Veteran Duard Walker addresses the children
as they enjoy their lunch while listening intently to Mr. Walker