Time travel at Osage City Schools: Revolutionary War soldiers visit

Students at Osage City schools might have thought they stepped back in time last week – clear back to the Revolutionary War – as fifth graders and a high school class were visited by representatives of the Kansas Society: Sons Of The American Revolution.

KSSAR members Gary Naughton and Cliff Meloan, of the Konza Chapter from the Manhattan and Junction City area, and Anna Smith, of Carbondale, visited Osage City schools Feb. 29, dressed in Colonial uniforms, complete with items and weapons of that time period, to give a presentation on the War for Independence.

The program was presented as if they had just come through a time warp into the classrooms. The three reenacted roles of someone from that time period that had fought in the war, questioning students about where they were while explaining who they were.

The presentation included a show and tell of items from the Revolutionary War, along with a 30-minute question and answer session that ended before the questions did.

KSSAR, a chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, a lineage society which members trace their heritage to the War for Independence, has more than 700 members in Kansas and 30,000 members worldwide. The SAR perpetuates stories of those who fought for our country’s independence, and promotes the U.S. Constitution. The Kansas Society was formed in 1892.

For more information about the KSSAR, see www.ksssar.org

Information and photo thanks to Doug Brabb.

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