Growing Little Leaves
Aug. 1, 2015
1 to 3 p.m.
Day Classroom, History Center
Have you talked to your children about their ancestors who fought valiantly in the military? Do your children know your great-grandfather was a celebrated Civil War veteran, or your grandfather's cousin landed on the beaches of Normandy during World War II? August 1 is a day for children to learn about using military records in family history and the experiences of the military at IHS’s Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. Kevin Stonerock, noted actor, will perform a first-person presentation as Sgt. William Fentress, a real-life Hoosier who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Children will also learn about other wars in which the United States has been involved through presentations and activities.
Emily Kowalski Schroeder is a genealogist, blogger, mother of two and a meteorologist. Growing Little Leaves is based on her blog of the same title.
Since 1980, with well over 3,500 performances to his credit, Kevin Stonerock has brought history to life for thousands of young people and adults. In addition to hundreds of schools and libraries, he has performed for organizations as diverse as The Indiana Historical Society, The Kentucky Historical Society, Midwest Civil War Round Table, Sons of Union Veterans, Indiana State Museum, Mayflower Society, Indiana Convention of Home Educators, Ball State University, The University of Indianapolis, Northern Kentucky University and The Feast of the Hunter's Moon. Kevin has the unique ability to connect with young and old in a captivating manner that leaves them eager to learn more.
All of the living history programs are performed in authentic period clothing with proper accouterments in first-person style. A high degree of historic authenticity has been achieved as a result of hours of research and attention to detail and dialect. The programs are not dry lectures, but both informative and entertaining.
Members $5 for first child, $3 for each additional child; nonmembers $8 for first child, $3 for each additional child; adults are free with children.
FREE for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Children of the American Revolution - Please call the number listed to register as one of these attendees.
Register online or call (317) 232-1882 for more information.