Annual Education Day

May 6th 2022

Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Annual Education Day is for local 4th and 5th grade students only from area public schools, private schools, and home school programs.  It is not open to the public.  Pre-registration is required.  This unique day is held in conjunction with Muster on the St. Mary’s – A Time Line Event.  Through activities and demonstrations, Fort volunteers bring Indiana history alive! Additionally, some European history will also be presented.  Please note that there will be cannon and gunfire throughout the day.

The following core standards for Indiana are addressed:

  • Revolutionary War and the History of Indiana.
  • War of 1812 and Statehood.
  • Indiana’s pivotal role in the Civil War.
  • The Industrial Revolution, the role of machines and manufacturing in Indiana.
  • Life skills of pioneers, trappers, and settlers of Indiana. What did it really take to survive?
  • Folk arts and crafts including fiber arts.

Due to the site location and the length of the school day, space is limitedAll attending groups must pre-register.  Reservations are first come first serve. Registration deadline is March 6, 2022.  You must have one chaperone for every ten students.  Students should wear appropriate clothing and good walking shoes. If it rains, the program will continue as planned.  There will be a short walk from the bus unloading area (near Lawton Park) to the Fort along the River Greenway Trail. (Buses may park at any desired location after drop off.)

Please review the attached pages for detailed information and complete the registration form. Return the completed registration to the address on the form.

Once  your registration is received, you will be notified.  In case of cancellations, there is a waiting list for groups.

Forms and Further Information: