Eastern Home & Travel May/June 2017 - Page 14

AMERICA'S BEGINNINGS Students everywhere can attest that studying American History can inspire ennui or ignite a passion, it all depends on the packaging. The knowledge of why and where our country began is well documented on the pages of history books with numerous names and dates primed for memorization. However, traveling to the birthplace of our nation, becoming immersed in the environment and experiencing hands-on exhibits brings life to history like no book can.