Educational Programs

Each program is 30-45 minutes in length and will contain artifacts from our museum collection and primary sources from the archives.

PARTNERS IN CODE: WILLIAM AND ELIZEBETH FRIEDMANF-009
William and Elizebeth Friedman were pioneers of modern codebreaking. They began their careers at Riverbank Laboratories. Elizebeth helped the Treasury Department catch rum-runners by deciphering their codes and William broke the Japanese cipher known as PURPLE during WWII. Learn about their lives and various types of ciphers.
VA Standards: USII.6, WHII.11, WHII.12, VUS.11, VUS.12
Historical Thinking Standards: Historical Comprehension, Historical Research Capabilities
US History Content Standards: United States Era 7/2 and Era 8/3

HOMER SIMPSON: WWI SOLDIER
Homer E. Simpson was a private who served during World War I with the 81st Division. Learn about this young man’s experience with volunteering to serve, traveling away from home for the first time, as well as his thoughts about war.
VA Standards: VUS.9, WHII.10, USII.5, VS.9
Historical Thinking Standards: Historical Comprehension, Historical Research Capabilities
US History Content Standards: United States Era 7/2

MULTIPLE WAYS TO LEARN

CLASSROOM SPEAKERS
Museum and Library staff are available to speak in the classroom about any of the programs listed. Students will get a chance to explore the artifacts and see primary documents in person.

GROUP TOURS
The group tour offers school classes the opportunity to learn how General Marshall played an important role in the shaping of the 20th century. Tours can be added to a visit and can be coordinated through the museum directly by calling (540)463-2083, or by emailing museum@marshallfoundation.org. If your group is visiting other sites locally and has a guide through the Lexington, Virginia Visitor Center, contact them to add us to your itinerary!

MARSHALL FOUNDATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about any of these programs please contact Melissa Davis, Director of Library & Archives, at 540-463-7103 exxt. 122 or by email mdavis@marshallfoundation.org.