History Club

Meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in Lytle 109.

2022-2023 History Club E-board

President - Eric Bittenbender

Vice President - Zach Thomas

Secretary - Sarah Lazarchak

Treasurer - Josh Hudak

PR Chair - Melissa Fatzinger 

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

The History Club spent a day with a Knight (or two!)

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

The History Club spent a day with a Knight (or two!)

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Meeting up with the great pumpkin

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

A terrible way to die!

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Human chess match

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Group shot - Faire is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Up close and personal with a "Unicorn"

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Having a great time! Wish you were here too!

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

All for one! Let's do this!

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Students putting their faces through sign.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Enjoying the Renaissance Faire.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Getting to know the actors

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Lots of good eats!

History club students at PA Rennaisance Faire with 2 knights
History club students at PA Rennaisance Faire with 2 knights
History club students with a giant metal pumpkin
History club student in the stocks
Human chess game
History club with a knight
Student petting a unicorn (tiny horse with a horn attached)
Two students posing in front of a pretend castle
History club students show off the entry stamps on their closed fists
Two students popping their faces through a sign board that says Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Two students smiling for the camera
Student standing with two knights
Student holding a beverage and food
  • More about the History Club

    The History club is run by students, for students, who love history. They seek to engage students in historical education and promote professional growth. They organize activities for the members, including films, bonfires with s'mores, field trips, and guest speakers. In Spring '22, members gave presentations on: The Hundred Years War, The Fall of the Berlin Wall, The Great Law of Peace, Native Americans, Ghosts of Gettysburg and The Crusades! In April '22, the students went to Gettysburg with Dr. Gabriel.

  • Trips

    The History club runs several trips per year. Past trips have included: Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Going to sites where significant events in history actually took place helps to bring it alive and foster better understanding.

Gettysburg

Confederate uniform

Gettysburg

Union uniform

Gettysburg

Cannon

Gettysburg

Abraham Lincoln

Gettysburg

Marker

Gettysburg

Sign

Gettysburg

Statue

Confederate Uniform Gray in museum
union uniform on a mannequin
closeup on the barrel of a gettysburg cannon
Metallic statue of Abraham Lincoln on a bench at Gettysburg
Gettysburg plaque describing Cushing's Union Battery
Gettysburg welcome sign
Statue in Gettysburg

Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution

Philadelphia

Al Capone's cell at Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution exhibit

Philadelphia

Battle of the Cowpens exhibit

Philadelphia Trips

Dr. Saidi and student leaving a museum

Philadelphia Trips

Constitution Center

Philadelphia Trips

Independence Hall

Philadelphia Trips

Hanging out with the Philly Fanatic

Philadelphia Trips

Independence Square historical marker

Philadelphia Trips

Independence Hall

Philadelphia Trips

Museum exhibit

Philadelphia Trips

Student at the Seaport Museum

Philadelphia Trips

Dr. Saidi at the Underground Railroad exhibit

Philadelphia Trips

Student at the Underground Railroad exhibit

Dr Derr and students standing behind sign at Museum of the American Revolution
Al Capone's cell sign at Eastern State Penitentiary
hallway at Eastern State Penitentiary
Longer view of double decker hallway at Eastern State Penitentiary
American Revolution Museum exhibit
Battle of Cowpens exhibit at Museum of American Revolution
Student and Dr. Saidi exiting a museum in Philadelphia
Exterior of the Constitution Center
Interior of Constitution Hall
Two students posing with a statue of the Phillies fanatic mascot
Gallery plaque about independence square
Gallery main entrance in Philadelphia
Gallery banner that reads "In Penn's fair city, calm and grave hangs the old Bell which rings no  more, for freedom sleeps on Freedom's shore," a quote by Caroline Weston
Students looking at artifacts in wasser gallery at the seaport museum in Philadelphia
Underground Railroad gallery poster
The End of the Underground Railroad gallery poster