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Over a jam-packed three days, high schoolers participating in the Young Historians Conference explored historic Chestertown and environs, attended a historical fiction writing workshop, and took a road trip to DC, where they enjoyed behind-the-scenes tours of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Library of Congress.
The program attracted high school students from the Mid-Atlantic region interested in the hands-on approach for which the College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is known.
“We were fortunate to have an exceptional group of young people to inaugurate the annual summer program,” notes Starr Center Director Adam Goodheart. “Their knowledge and curiosity about everything from architecture to publishing to the Chesapeake environment impressed all of us who worked with them. Plus, they were just fun to spend time with, whether we were delving together into nooks and crannies of Chestertown’s historic buildings, chitchatting about books and history on the bus ride to DC, or feasting on hardshell crabs beside the Chester River.”