Saturday, September 5, 2015

Building a Mountaintop Community Program Phase I

Our committee has been working hard researching and trying to gather period tools and items for a new program we hope to unveil next year. The program "Building a Mountaintop Community" is a program that will break down several different eras from the building the Great Wagon Road to farming, lumber industry, mining and railroad. With so much history up at Monterey Pass, this program is designed to go from many different time periods while interacting with a living historian or interpreter. These photos are phase one of the program and we are happy to say, that the research is coming together very nicely and the visual tools will be very helpful as many people should recognize many of the tools. 

This is a field set up for a worker or in this case a foreman in charge of a work crew. 

Students will obtain a better understanding of what life was like at Monterey Pass from the 1700’s to 1900 by interacting with a living historian. The living historian will show students various hand held tools and equipment used to farm and build a mountaintop community called Monterey from the 1700’s to the 1900’s. Students will also learn how life in the community changed prior and after the American Civil War and will demonstrate some of the common activities children would have done to help out around the house/farm. 

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