New Castle History Camp explores native roots
The second annual New Castle History Summer Camp, held the last week of July, focused on the early history of New Castle and featured the history of the Native Americans that lived in this area. Participants, ages 10 to 13, learned about games the Lenape people played, held a mock trial for the treasonous Long Finn, explored what made the Swedes, Dutch and English settle in certain areas, conducted archaeology and explored the river and local churches.
On the last day, campers presented their archeological finds and letters to a room full of family and friends. This is all a part of the second year of New Castle History Camp. The event is organized by the New Castle Court House Museum, First State National Historical Park, New Castle Historical Society, New Castle Public Library and The Read House and Garden. The summer camp will return next summer, focusing on the town’s Revolutionary era history.