On January 26, students from our Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) campus toured the National Museum of the Pacific War (also known as the Nimitz Museum) in Fredericksburg. The group had an hour-long guided tour of the Pacific War Combat Zone and then an hour and a half at the Pacific War Museum. The Combat Zone is a re-creation of a WWII Pacific Island Battlefield, showing students what the specific challenges were in fighting in this WWII Theater. At the end, the students walked through the ‘Japanese Garden of Peace” that was donated to the Museum by the Japanese government in 1976.
This field trip was part of teacher Brenda Deemer’s US History OnRamps course. OnRamps is a program offered through The University of Texas to high school students that provides dual credit for students, so that they can earn college credit while still in high school.
The students had a great time and so did the chaperones and they hope to take this field trip again next year as a way for students to see and touch American History.