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Civil War 150th Anniversary

May 18, 2011

Pupils learn about Civil War through reading program

JOHNSTOWN — In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Cambria County middle school pupils had an opportunity to travel back in time and learn about what life was like during those tumultuous years in American history.

The One Book, One Community Middle School Reading Program, hosted by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, wrapped up Wednesday at the college’s Richland campus. It was designed to engage youngsters in a variety of activities related to the war.

Roughly 1,500 pupils were guided through 14 stations over the three-day event to listen to volunteers speak on topics such as ballooning, code breaking, glassblowing, medical treatments and music. In addition, Civil War re-enactors were on hand doing demonstrations.

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