War Games: Strategy & Cyphers Workshop
Feb
20
to Feb 21

War Games: Strategy & Cyphers Workshop

The military aspect of history has disappeared from American schooling, but the mechanics of military history (strategy and tactics) can tell you alot about the reasons battles took place.

In this 2-day workshop on the mechanics of military history, you’ll learn about specific wars and battles from US history and play fun strategy games to recreate decision-making. You’ll get to see and handle artifacts from our collections representing everything from the War of 1812 to the Civil War to WWII. You learn about the cyphers used to secretly communicate during wars and get a chance to create your own. And, you get a chance to ask questions of Ben Smith, recently with US Army Intelligence. If it’s not classified, he’ll fill you in.

$40 per day; $70 for both workshops

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"A Disappearing World"- Living History Program
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

"A Disappearing World"- Living History Program

Learn about the Algonkian-speaking Native American tribes living around Rye and the changes to their lifestyle from contact with the European colonists. The founding settlers of Rye purchased Manursing Island from a local Mohegan tribe for jackets and wampum. We’ll learn how to make wampum and why it had value. We’ll learn about customs surrounding war, adoptions, alliances, and marriages made among the Europeans, Natives, and Africans.

This is a Family Program suitable for older children and interested parents. And it’s free!

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