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Gloucester teens invited to learn how to be living history interpreters

Gloucester County teens, as well as those from York, James City and Poquoson, are eligible to participate in a 4-H Peer Teacher Program at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

Through the program, youth ages 13-16 can learn to be historical interpreters at a living history museum, according to a press release from Gloucester Extension Agent and 4-H Youth Development Director Krista Gustafson. They gain skills in certain trades that are demonstrated at five interpretive sites, said the release, offering them opportunities to gain skills in public speaking and to interact with museum visitors from around the globe.

Eligible teens must submit an application to Gloucester 4-H and complete an in-person interview at Yorktown or Jamestown, said the release. Selected youth will attend a two-day orientation and will be assigned to one of the five sites for training. The sites are Jamestown Settlement, Powhatan Indian Village, The Ships and James Fort, the Ameri...

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