To mark the 225th anniversary of Fort Defiance, the Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum is holding a three-session camp for graduates of the third grade. Campers will learn about the construction, location and importance of the fort built at the confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize rivers. The camp is set for June 17-19.
In addition, campers will become acquainted with historical figures such as General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, Blue Jacket, Little Turtle and Buckongahelas, and they will experience the work of an archaeologist by participating in a mini dig.
Session 1, “Why Are We Here?” involves the history of the site built by Gen. Anthony Wayne 225 years ago and held at the Tuttle Museum.
Session 2, “Hold the Fort!” will feature a special guest at the fortgrounds, Gen. Anthony Wayne.
Session 3, “Can You Dig It?” is where campers will learn about the work of archaeologists and participate in a simulated dig looking for artifacts of the past and present.
For more information, contact Judy Dally, director of education, at the Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum at 419-782-0746.