Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church of Ridgeville held a field trip for its children in the nation’s capital recently. They experienced fun and educational activities while learning about the nation’s history while enjoying the atmosphere of the city’s attractions.
Washington D.C. has many tourist attractions that may peak one’s interest. The White House, Lincoln Memorial and other historical landmarks are just a few attractions that make Washing a unique place to visit.
The Washington Newseum was a stunning feature the group visited on its trip, according to Rev. J.P. Harrison, Pastor of Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church.
The children had the opportunity to visit and learn about the 15 major galleries showing five centuries of American History. Among the exhibits were the 9/11 Gallery which educates the public about what happened on September 11, 2001 when planes were flown by terrorists into the World Trade Center Towers and Pentagon.
The children also viewed the HP Media Gallery which showcases picture of important moments in American History.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum was another attraction with its wax figures of presidents from past to present that impressed the children, Harrison said. The museum also showcases celebrities like Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Beyonce Knowles. The children often mistook the sculptures as real individuals.
The group also visited the capitol where they enjoyed seeing how the building was designed.
“Overall, the children’s impression of the trip was positive and they learned about the different monuments and attractions of our nation’s capital,” Rev. Harrison said. “It was educational as well as fun.”