BY: ALICE FRENCH
On June 13th, Mrs. Smith’s 11th Grade Advanced Placement History class from Richmond County High School visited Menokin as guinea pigs to test out a new tour style being developed here: a Smashing Glass Tour!
The students participated in a dynamic tour which integrated the use of smart phone technology, social media, and physical activity. They learned about Francis Lightfoot Lee and the history of Menokin, architecture and building trades.
For an activity, we practiced some of the things we discussed about architecture by first working in teams to build structures with blocks. And then…oh yes, body building- making architectural forms out of humans.
Of course, after all the fun, we still had time to take a selfie with Frank.
The Menokin Visitor’s Center has new Hours of Operation, which now include scheduled times for guided tours.
Wed | Thurs | Fri: 10 am – 4 pm
Sat: May – September: 12 pm – 4 pm
Sun | Mon | Tues
PAID TOUR HOURS
Wed: 11 am and 2 pm
Thurs: 2 pm and 6 pm
Fri: 11 am and 2 pm
(Paid tours available by appointment; some restrictions apply.)
Email Alice to schedule a special Smashing Glass Tour.