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School taking registrations

By Staff | Jan 13, 2012

Registration is now open for the fifth annual School of Instruction on February 10-12 at Cacapon Resort State Park in Berkeley Springs. The seminar is sponsored by the Department of the Geography Army of the United States, 1777-1783.

For information about the event, including a tentative schedule and session topics, visit www.armygeographer.org. One does not need to be a member of a host unit to attend this event. One does not even need to be a reenactor! This event is held in modern facilities and modern clothing is worn all weekend.

Tentative session topics include creating (draughting) maps from survey data; Thomas Hutchins’ study of magnetic needle dip around the world; colouring maps and plans with period watercolors; observing the 2012 Transit of Venus; enhancing living history impressions by studying museum collections; and more.