This May, curator Brett Kelly of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA is going to make all other public historians across the nation look like sissies. He’ll conduct a two-week march in period outfit from Virginia to Pennsylvania as part of a fundraising drive. Full pack, no tent, nineteenth-century rations. Click here for information on how to donate.
Back in my museum days, I thought I deserved a medal just for working every fifth weekend. Now that I’ve read this, I feel like a wuss.
The museum will also conduct an “alternate reality” game to run concurrently with the march. My thanks to educator Jeff Mummert for bringing this to my attention; check out his blog for details on the game.