It's a history mystery trip!
An anxious group waited patiently on the motor coach for me to divulge the destination of our history mystery trip. They were a diverse bunch consisting of Ohio University students majoring in history, travel and tourism and other disciplines along with community members bitten by the travel bug.
Prior to departure they were provided with a few hints as to our destination; a place once visited by the 2nd most hated man in America and a journey back in time when this region was the wilderness and the old frontier. The guesses reflected that many had given it plenty of thought but only one person chimed in: “Aaron Burr’s visit to Blennerhassett Island and the Old Northwest Territory!”
Correct I replied and we settled into our seats as we headed towards Blennerhassett Island and Parkersburg, WV then over to Marietta, OH.
With the mystery solved our mobile classroom would now whisk us to the various attractions where the content for our education on location experiential learning journey would come alive.
I’ll share our activities and discoveries in upcoming posts so keep checking back frequently.