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Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. History Club

To foster a love of history, as well as encourage safe socialization in the age of COVID-19, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is hosting the Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. History Club!

The 10 week program this fall will begin September 28th and 30th on the topic of the Civil War.  Middle School students meet on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00 PM and High Schools students meet on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 PM at the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. Students are encouraged to arrive between 4:30-4:45 for snack/socializing time before programming begins at 5:00.  We will continue to closely monitor the CDC and Hamilton County Department of Health guidelines, which students will be required to follow.  Thanks to the generosity of the Astre Foundation, the Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. History Club is free for students.

Click Here to Apply! 

We are accepting applications for the FALL 2021 semester of History Club!  All Middle & High School students are invited to apply HERE. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Questions? Contact Education@MOHHC.org.

The boxes below highlight a sample of the content from the spring 2021 semester.  Please check back for updates on the fall 2021 curriculum.

Week 1: America in the 1800s

Analyze the context of the 1800s and the increasing tension between the North and South.

Week 2: Overview of the Civil War

Compare and contrast the North and South prior to and during the Civil War.

Week 3: Civil War Battles

Explain the key Civil War Battles with an emphasis on battles in the Chattanooga area.

Week 4: Civil War Living History

Hear from a Living Historian dressed in period clothing talk about what life was like for Civil War soldiers.

Week 5: National Memory

Identify the ways America remembers and honors the Civil War.

Week 6: Temporary Exhibit

Curator's Tour of the temporary exhibit, "The Creation of National Memory: Henry Boynton and the Founding of Chickamauga Battlefield" with discussion.

Week 7: Chickamauga Battlefield

Explain the Battle of Chickamauga and how the battlefield is an example of the way America remembers and honors the Civil War.

Week 8: Source Analysis

Analyze sources with different points of view of how America remembers and honors the Civil War.

Week 9: Discussion

Discuss the Civil War with other History Club students.

Week 10: Presentations & Celebration

Presentations of final answers to “what do you think are the best ways to remember and honor the American Civil War?” Celebrate a successful semester with special guests, including awards and scholarships.