History comes alive

Vicki Blevins’ class from Elkin Elementary School march to their next learning station. - Holly Lamm | The Tribune
Fourth-graders from Elkin Elementary School enjoy the shade as they finish up lunch. - Holly Lamm | The Tribune
Reenactor and drummer Chris Ray of Elkin explains the roll of drummers and musicians in the military in the days of the Overmountain Victory Trail march as part of the Revolutionary War to fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park. Called “field music,” he demonstrated the different beats and rhythms and how each was a command. These musicians were many times 10- or 11-year-old boys, or sometimes girls who wanted to be with their parents during war time, thus began their lives as soldiers. - Holly Lamm | The Tribune
Greg Jones of Statesville portrays what a typical militia soldier would have worn and carried into battle during the Overmountain Victory Trail march. Jones works at Fort Defiance. On Sept. 26, he shared his historical knowledge with fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park. - - Holly Lamm | The Tribune
Gordon Myers of Hamptonville reenacts what it would have been like to be an army drill sergeant during the Revolutionary War. Myers trained the fourth-grade troops with their makeshift guns crafted from wood. He taught the students the basic commands of the Overmountain Victory Trail soldiers and they marched around the parking lot until the command of the drummer relayed a halt. - - Holly Lamm | The Tribune
Gordon Myers of Hamptonville reenacts what it would have been like to be an army drill sergeant during the Revolutionary War. Myers trained the fourth-grade troops with their makeshift guns crafted from wood. He taught the students the basic commands of the Overmountain Victory Trail soldiers and they marched around the parking lot until the command of the drummer relayed a halt. - - Holly Lamm | The Tribune
Donna Jones’ fourth-graders from C.B. Eller Elementary School take a break from learning stations at Elkin Municipal Park. - - Holly Lamm | The Tribune
Greg Jones of Statesville portrays what a typical militia soldier would have worn and carried into battle during the Overmountain Victory Trail march. Jones works at Fort Defiance. On Sept. 26, he shared his historical knowledge with fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park. - - Holly Lamm | The Tribune

Reenactor and drummer Chris Ray of Elkin explains the roll of drummers and musicians in the military in the days of the Overmountain Victory Trail march as part of the Revolutionary War to fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park. Called “field music,” he demonstrated the different beats and rhythms and how each was a command. These musicians were many times 10- or 11-year-old boys, or sometimes girls who wanted to be with their parents during war time, thus began their lives as soldiers.

Gordon Myers of Hamptonville reenacts what it would have been like to be an army drill sergeant during the Revolutionary War. Myers trained the fourth-grade troops with their makeshift guns crafted from wood. He taught the students the basic commands of the Overmountain Victory Trail soldiers and they marched around the parking lot until the command of the drummer relayed a halt.

Greg Jones of Statesville portrays what a typical militia soldier would have worn and carried into battle during the Overmountain Victory Trail march. Jones works at Fort Defiance. On Sept. 26, he shared his historical knowledge with fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park.

Gordon Myers of Hamptonville reenacts what it would have been like to be an army drill sergeant during the Revolutionary War. Myers trained the fourth-grade troops with their makeshift guns crafted from wood. He taught the students the basic commands of the Overmountain Victory Trail soldiers and they marched around the parking lot until the command of the drummer relayed a halt.

Donna Jones’ fourth-graders from C.B. Eller Elementary School take a break from learning stations at Elkin Municipal Park.

Vicki Blevins’ class from Elkin Elementary School march to their next learning station.

Fourth-graders from Elkin Elementary School enjoy the shade as they finish up lunch.

Vicki Blevins’ class from Elkin Elementary School march to their next learning station.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_OVT-Blevins_formatted.jpgVicki Blevins’ class from Elkin Elementary School march to their next learning station. Holly Lamm | The Tribune

Fourth-graders from Elkin Elementary School enjoy the shade as they finish up lunch.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_OVT-Culler-s-class_formatted.jpgFourth-graders from Elkin Elementary School enjoy the shade as they finish up lunch. Holly Lamm | The Tribune

Reenactor and drummer Chris Ray of Elkin explains the roll of drummers and musicians in the military in the days of the Overmountain Victory Trail march as part of the Revolutionary War to fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park. Called “field music,” he demonstrated the different beats and rhythms and how each was a command. These musicians were many times 10- or 11-year-old boys, or sometimes girls who wanted to be with their parents during war time, thus began their lives as soldiers.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_OVT-drummer_formatted.jpgReenactor and drummer Chris Ray of Elkin explains the roll of drummers and musicians in the military in the days of the Overmountain Victory Trail march as part of the Revolutionary War to fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park. Called “field music,” he demonstrated the different beats and rhythms and how each was a command. These musicians were many times 10- or 11-year-old boys, or sometimes girls who wanted to be with their parents during war time, thus began their lives as soldiers. Holly Lamm | The Tribune

Greg Jones of Statesville portrays what a typical militia soldier would have worn and carried into battle during the Overmountain Victory Trail march. Jones works at Fort Defiance. On Sept. 26, he shared his historical knowledge with fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_OVT-Greg_formatted.jpgGreg Jones of Statesville portrays what a typical militia soldier would have worn and carried into battle during the Overmountain Victory Trail march. Jones works at Fort Defiance. On Sept. 26, he shared his historical knowledge with fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park.Holly Lamm | The Tribune

Gordon Myers of Hamptonville reenacts what it would have been like to be an army drill sergeant during the Revolutionary War. Myers trained the fourth-grade troops with their makeshift guns crafted from wood. He taught the students the basic commands of the Overmountain Victory Trail soldiers and they marched around the parking lot until the command of the drummer relayed a halt.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_OVT-malitia-guns_formatted.jpgGordon Myers of Hamptonville reenacts what it would have been like to be an army drill sergeant during the Revolutionary War. Myers trained the fourth-grade troops with their makeshift guns crafted from wood. He taught the students the basic commands of the Overmountain Victory Trail soldiers and they marched around the parking lot until the command of the drummer relayed a halt. Holly Lamm | The Tribune

Gordon Myers of Hamptonville reenacts what it would have been like to be an army drill sergeant during the Revolutionary War. Myers trained the fourth-grade troops with their makeshift guns crafted from wood. He taught the students the basic commands of the Overmountain Victory Trail soldiers and they marched around the parking lot until the command of the drummer relayed a halt.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_OVT-militia-Gordon_formatted.jpgGordon Myers of Hamptonville reenacts what it would have been like to be an army drill sergeant during the Revolutionary War. Myers trained the fourth-grade troops with their makeshift guns crafted from wood. He taught the students the basic commands of the Overmountain Victory Trail soldiers and they marched around the parking lot until the command of the drummer relayed a halt. Holly Lamm | The Tribune

Donna Jones’ fourth-graders from C.B. Eller Elementary School take a break from learning stations at Elkin Municipal Park.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_OVT-Ronda-Ms.-Donna_formatted.jpgDonna Jones’ fourth-graders from C.B. Eller Elementary School take a break from learning stations at Elkin Municipal Park. Holly Lamm | The Tribune

Greg Jones of Statesville portrays what a typical militia soldier would have worn and carried into battle during the Overmountain Victory Trail march. Jones works at Fort Defiance. On Sept. 26, he shared his historical knowledge with fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_OVT-soldier_formatted.jpgGreg Jones of Statesville portrays what a typical militia soldier would have worn and carried into battle during the Overmountain Victory Trail march. Jones works at Fort Defiance. On Sept. 26, he shared his historical knowledge with fourth-graders at Elkin Municipal Park. Holly Lamm | The Tribune