We can be hired for Soldier Encampments, School Presentations, Lectures, and Demonstrations for groups of all sizes.
The 24thConnecticut Militia Regiment offers a wide variety of programs, including:
· Large Group Assemblies- Combine multiple classrooms for an auditorium type program of a specific length.
· Small Classroom Show and Tell- With a wide range of topics such as “The Life of a Soldier” and “Women in the Army” as well as others.
A Continental Army Encampment
· 18th Century Medical Display and Lecture
· Musket Firing Demonstrations
· Interactive Group Discussions
· And much, much more.
Why go on a field trip outside the school when the field trip can come to you?
The 24th Connecticut has presented many fascinating Revolutionary War presentations to 4th & 5th grade classrooms. We can adapt topics to any level from 4th to College/University Level.
Topic presented can include:
· The Training of a Continental Soldier; clothing & equipment, marching & drilling demonstration
The role of women in the army in the 18thcentury; their clothing, cooking
· 18th century Medical Display and Lecture
· What a joiner is and his job in the Continental Army.
· Participatory Children’s Musket Drill (with wooden muskets) in order to teach the students the fundamental of marching and drilling in the Continental Army.
We have spent the past number of years researching and authenticating the period correct tools and practices. Our medical inventory is based on the 4th Pennsylvania Battalion Box which was filled for their surgeon Samuel Kennedy by the pharmacy of Charles and Christopher Marshall, Jr. of Philadelphia in May 1776.
Some of the topics that can included by our surgeon are:
· Why did they bleed so much?
· What are 4 Humors and how did they dictate the treatment necessary?
· What is the difference between a surgeon and a physician?
· What did they use for pain management?
· What did they use for anesthesia?
· What were the various drugs used for?
· How did they do operations?