There’s an amazing side bonus to any type of family travel — the opportunity to connect your children with the stories and history of a place. No matter where you vacation, there is a back story, roots, and a culture that dates back decades if not hundreds or even thousands of years. When children are learning about the world in school, their hearts and minds are already soaking up information and interesting lessons, why not connect what they are learning in school with an experience from the destination that they are learning about? Adding fun experiences, adventure, and spending time with family while kids are learning about a place can leave a lasting impression. Making family memories together while learning is an incredible win win approach to travel. We will be talking about this at our next #KidsNTrips Twitter Party this Thursday, March 16, 2017, with our sponsor the Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum.
Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Our sponsor, Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum, is having its Grand Opening Celebration of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown March 23-April 4 culminating the museum’s 10-
year transformation from the Yorktown Victory Center.
The celebration will include daily highlights of one of America’s 13 original states in the order that they ratified the Constitution, with a dedication ceremony on April 1. Patriotic festivities include gallery tours, living-history programs, artillery firings, flag-raising ceremonies, military musical performances, military re-enactments, lectures and children’s activities.
Visiting the two museums is an incredible opportunity to learn more about the people who lived in America during colonial times, why the American colonies went to war with Britain, what happened during the American Revolution and how the United States grew into a new nation after the war.
Whether you can visit this year, or if you want to bookmark the museums for a future trip, there is a lot of historical information and classroom learning center tools to explore on the museum’s website.
#KIDSNTRIPS History is Fun Twitter Party
Join us Thursday, March 16, 2017 to share tips about including history in family travel There is no need to RSVP, just follow the #KidsNTrips hashtag and join the conversation.
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Hashtags: #KidsNTrips #historyisfun
Theme: History is Fun!
Sponsor: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Giveaway Prizes: One of two $100 Visa gift cards, four tickets to the museum, and 5 logo items from the gift shop.
Restrictions: Must be 18+ to win. Open to U.S. residents only. No purchase necessary to win. Prizes will be awarded to eight lucky #KidsNTrips Twitter Party participants. The winners will be chosen at random and notified via Twitter shortly after the party.