First Oval Office Project at Clark Park with the Living History Youth Summer InstituteAugust 6, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- August 6, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Clark Park in West Philadelphia
This program is free and open to the public. It is a rain or shine event.
Join the Museum at Clark Park in West Philadelphia (43rd & Baltimore Avenue) where students from the Living History Youth Summer Institute along with costumed living historians will set up our First Oval Office Project, a recreated Revolutionary War encampment, including handsewn, full-scale replicas of General George Washington's sleeping marquee, camp bed, furniture, and more that served as his mobile headquarters while on campaign. This program is free and open to the public. It is a rain or shine event.
This event is a culminating public event for the students participating in the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute, which is part of our African American Interpretive Program. This six-week summer institute is an intensive course for five young adults interested in interpreting the lives of people of African ancestry in the Revolutionary era and involves guest speakers, research projects, and field study. It will prepare the participants to explore careers in cultural heritage, museum, and theater fields.