Adventures In Local History Takes Expedition Through Long Island
Students in the Adventures in Local History program in the Levittown Public School District took an educational exhibition to various sites throughout Long Island.
The five-day trip involved unforgettable and interactive experiences at locales that have historical significance. Day one took the group to the Smithtown Historical Society, where they learned about colonial life on Long Island by creating personalized tavern signs, notes written with quills and candles in clay pots. Teambuilding exercises and doll crafts made of corn husks were enjoyed at the Brookville Environmental Education Center on day two, before making their way to the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport on day three. There, they saw x-rays and CT scans of a 3,000-year-old mummy in its original sarcophagus. The final two visits took students to the Huntington Historical Society and the Cradle of Aviation Museum, where they participated in colonial-era activities with tools like looms with spinning wheels and learned about early flight on Long Island. They also watched the film "Ocean Odyssey" in the Cradle of Aviation's planetarium.