Mosby Heritage Area Association is celebrating its 14th year of outreach programming to area schools. During the 2015-16 school year, the association worked with 4,777 students and teachers from grades 4-11 in 31 schools across Loudoun, Fauquier, and Clarke counties.
MHAA’s educational programs cover various aspects of the heritage area’s prolific history, such as the 20th century Civil Rights landscape, slavery and the Underground Railroad, the American Civil War, and the region’s involvement in the American Revolution. The association’s staff brings local history into the schools, using pictures, artifacts, and stories to spark students’ interests and to make them advocates of saving the historic landscape.
Additionally, every student receives a historical scavenger hunt for their county, which prompts students to take their friends and family out on the region’s historic back roads, where they can touch, feel, and sense the history that happened where they live.
MHAA also partnered with NOVA Parks to bring more than 400 students from Loudoun and Clarke counties to several historic sites during the annual Aldie Triangle Program. Split between two days in April, the staff and volunteers of MHAA and NOVA Parks brought history to life at Oak Hill, President James Monroe’s Loudoun County farm, Aldie Mill, and historic Mt. Zion Church.