Here we are unloading the government van in front of Jefferson Elementary in Clinton, IA. This is the first stop on the Time Travel to Revolutionary America 2011 Tour for the Presidential Troupe. During the months of February, March, and April five docents, who volunteer for the Hoover Presidential Library, don historical costumes and drive hundreds of miles crisscrossing IA to make history come alive for thousands of fifth graders.
Revolutionary America is a 60-minute program covering the years 1763-1789. The docents assume historical personae, dress in period costumes, and debate on behalf of Loyalists and Patriots. Students have the opportunity to interact with James Madison, Samuel & John Adams, a Loyalist, and Benjamin Franklin.
Our next stop is Camanche Middle School on February 22, 2011.