Our free weekend “road trips” to some of the region’s most historic places provide hands-on learning opportunities for inquisitive Washington College students. Road trips take students behind-the-scenes at national museums, put them in front row seats to experience professional theater, and lead them through city streets and down dusty country lanes exploring our nation’s past.
This semester’s road trips included a day discovering African American history in Talbot County, Maryland with stops at the historic free black “Hill” neighborhood, the Frederick Douglass statue, and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. We met with community members, scholars, and curators working to preserve and interpret local history.
In March, we partnered with the Global Education Office to explore the colonial era at Historic Jamestowne and Colonial Williamsburg. An April road trip found us in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of the American Indian with students from the Department of Modern Languages. See more photos.
Past Road Trips
We’ve traveled to destinations as diverse as Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., Old City Philadelphia, Broadway, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty in New York City, Gettysburg National Military Park and, closer to home, Backwater National Wildlife Refuge following in the footsteps of local and national hero Harriett Tubman.