The First Annual History Comes Alive Day provided over 700 regional students, including all SCA 5th and 6th graders, the opportunity to interact with Civil War reenactors and other volunteers who donned costumes and relayed stories about life in Central Pennsylvania during the 1860's. Based in the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, the event consisted of interactive walking tours that brought students to a variety of learning stations including infantry, cavalry, and artillery demonstrations, medical care on the battlefield, tours of the Rupert Schoolhouse and Barton House, and lessons and demonstrations on butter making, blacksmithing, broom making, spinning and weaving. The event was organized and manned by volunteers of the Barton Historic Association and Fishing Creek Herb Guild, many of whom are retired educators and/or individuals who seek to share and instill a love and appreciation of history with today's students. 

Special Features

An anonymous way for you to submit a tip to your school is now available. You do not need to share your name, phone number or anything unless you want to.  You can submit a tip three ways: online, by making a phone call, or by using the Safe2Say Something App. What types of things should you report? If it makes you uncomfortable, submit a tip.Learn More

Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More