Pictured are the 2011 participants at the Madison County Historical Society’s Charles E. Page Summer History Camp. This year’s camp is Aug. 1 and 2.

Madison County Historical Society news

(Oneida, NY – July 2012) The Madison County Historical Society will be offering the Charles E. Page Summer History Camp Scholarship to a Madison County child between the ages of 9 and 12 years. The scholarship valued at the enrollment cost will be granted to a child who has an interest in learning about history.

To qualify for the scholarship the child must be a Madison County resident between the ages of 9 and 12 years. The child must also submit an essay of 100 or fewer words, describing why learning about history is interesting and important to them.

Essays will be judged on creativity, neatness and grammar; typed or handwritten essays are acceptable.

The society’s summer history camp is named in memory of Charles E. Page. A native of Madison County, Page operated a farm for 20 years until he was appointed Farm Employment Representative for the state Department of Labor. His hobbies included gardening, wood sculpture, violin playing, collecting, genealogy and writing about Madison County. His passion for learning and teaching history is best recounted by his children who fondly remember their father instilling in them the importance of teaching respect for every aspect of our heritage.

The deadline for scholarship consideration is July 16 and must be sent to the Madison County Historical Society, Attention Charles E. Page Scholarship Award, 435 Main St., Oneida, N.Y. 13421. Include name, address, age and phone number along with the essay.

The award recipient will be notified July 18 by telephone. The deadline for enrollment is July 23, as space is limited to 15 children.

The day camp will be held Aug. 1 and 2 and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the Madison County Historical Society. Madison County is rich in history, especially when it comes to the Good Ole Erie. Come explore life in the county for children during the canal era. Explore the music, recreation, food, clothing, and work of these young boys and girls. Special guest appearance and songwriting program by: Dave Ruch, Historical Musician.

MaryBeth Russo, a fourth grade teacher at Willard Prior and Co-Chair of the Madison County Historical Society’s Education Committee will lead the camp at the society; children must bring their own lunch each day. Snacks will be provided.

To enroll, contact us at 315.363.4136, 315.361.9735, history@mchs1900.org or mchs1900.org.

By martha

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.