- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: History
- Selective: No
- Minimum Cost: <$500
- Career Clusters: Government and Public Administration
- Credit Awarded: No
The Young Historians’ Conference gives high school students a backstage look into the many ways we make history — and a chance to make history themselves. Together with Washington College’s Starr Center you’ll do hands-on work with original centuries-old archival documents and artifacts, conduct oral history interviews with civil rights activists, explore historic buildings and neighborhoods, and view the Chesapeake landscape from the deck of a boat.
We’ll travel to Washington, D.C., for a behind-the-scenes tour with curators at the Smithsonian and a special visit to the Library of Congress. You’ll have unique opportunities to learn from Washington College faculty mentors and nationally acclaimed authors, as well as history undergrads. Throughout the program, you’ll be living on the campus of the first American college established after the Revolutionary War.