The auditorium at the Blackstone Memorial Library will become transformed into a “living museum” of ancient civilizations, representing months of research and study by students of the Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC).

The public is most welcome to attend this interactive “living museum” event Friday, 31 May 2013 from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Each project contains a variety of informational items, including a timeline specifying dates of the civilization, list of important events that occurred within the time period; hand-drawn maps of ancient compared to modern geographical locations and place names of the region studied; a research report; and a plethora of visuals, dioramas, models, and more.

The students dress in costume to portray an invented persona representing the civilization studied, creating an authentic historical fiction account of their persona’s family, occupation, lifestyle, etc. and will eloquently share this story as visitors enjoy each display.

Visitors are encouraged to ask questions to find out about aspects of each civilization that is represented. From cuneiforms to Greek alphabet, from the story of Alexander the Great to the invention of the wheel, we invite you to join us as the civilizations of the Indus Valley, Persia, Mesopotamia, Incan Empire, Greece, the Celts, and the Maya all spring to life once again!