Since 2010, students in the Museum Studies class have presented the annual Revolutionary War Living History Days. More than 800 local fourth and fifth graders visit Hoban's campus for the program, in which they learn about life during the Revolutionary War. In all, Hoban students have educated more than 15,000 people through the annual program.
Throughout the semester, the class researches local Revolutionary War veterans buried in Summit County. Through intense research into pension files and ancestry records, they create a historical interpretation of the life of these individuals and represent them on the upper field.
“The students add a high level of authenticity and historical interpretation by spending an entire semester researching, writing, analyzing and interpreting specific elements of the American Revolution, especially those men who came to the Ohio Territory after the war and settled in Summit County with their families and started anew here,” Mr. Jason Anderson said. “Their stories need to be remembered, and that is exactly what they have done, and will continue to do.”
During the two-day living history program, students dress in full colonial historical apparel and military uniforms. Through their research, students deliver historical presentations, including fife and drum corps performances, field kitchen cooking instructions and 18th century printing press demonstrations.