Como-Pickton Advanced Academics students in grades six through 12 will depart early Thursday morning for a four-day educational trip to Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss., to tour and see up-close the sites associated with the Civil War which they’ve learned about this year.
The Advanced Academics class this year has been studying the Civil War and they will be touring the area which they have been studying. This week, the students have been presenting to each other the “Know Before You Go” enrichment projects each had to complete.
The group of 31 — 20 students and 11 faculty members and parents — will spend quite a bit of Thursday traveling, but upon arrival will dedicate the rest of Thursday and most of Friday to touring antebellum plantations. They will then see a bit of the Natchez Trace and Port Gibson before moving on to Vicksburg Saturday.
The trip is timed so that the C-P group will be in Vicksburg for the sesquicentennial activities, which include a living history with 100-125 reenactors on the battlefield. They will move with a battlefield guide through various poinst in the civil war, according to Marilyn Powers, CP librarian and trip coordinator.
The group is expected to see the newly opened Lower Mississippi museum and other museums, museums, including information from the Corps of Engineers and Vicksburg courthouse.
The CP troop will return late Sunday.
They hope (technology allowing) to update local residents about their travels Thursday-Sunday by sending photos daily, which the News-Telegram will post on www.myssnews.com and the myssnews Facebook.
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