Electronic Field Trips

The Discover Presidential Log Cabins program would like to extend thanks to all the participants in the Electronic Field Trips. Students and teachers from across the country participated in live chat sessions with experts from the National Park Service. They queried them on the program's restoration of historic log cabins at the City Point Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield and Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the archeological dig at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

It is our hope that the Electronic Field Trips proved to be educational, exciting and fun for all those who participated. If you and your students were unable to log in during the live chat sessions, please feel free to browse the following transcripts from each of the Electronic Field Trips.

We encourage you and your students to explore the Discover Presidential Log Cabins Web site to learn more about the lives of George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, all of whom spent time in log cabins, and are considered to be among some of the most influential Presidents in American history.

October 18, 2000 (Wed.)
Valley Forge Encampment

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October 25, 2000 (Wed.)
Grant's Headquarters at City Point

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November 1, 2000 (Wed.)
Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin

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