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Girls Make History Day - 2011

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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The National Museum of the United States Navy sponsored the third annual "Girls Make History Day,", Washington, D.C., for more than 800 children, June 25.

The event was based on the popular American Girl doll series and encouraged the children to explore U.S. naval history and heritage through the stories of American Girl characters that lived during significant periods in U.S. history.

Karin Hill, director of education and public programs for the museum has organized this event for the past three years.

"This event gives young girls a chance to come and explore the history of the U.S. Navy through the eyes of historic American girls," she said. "We picked 10 historic women and we set up activities to talk about their history and what the Navy was doing during that same time. We hope to entice these young ladies to explore the historical time period of these women and also to interact with the men and women in uniform."

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Jennifer Marland, assistant curator for the National Museum of the United States Navy, helps Brian Coval make a mob hat for his daughter's American Girl doll during the 3rd annual Girls Make History Day. More than 800 children attended this years' Girls Make History Day. The event was based on the popular American Girl product line and encouraged the children to explore U.S. Naval history and heritage through the stories of American Girl characters that lived during significant periods in U.S. History. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Morrissette/Released)

 

Interns from the National Museum of the United States Navy work together creating small history books for children during the 3rd annual Girls Make History Day. More than 800 children attended this years' Girls Make History Day. The event was based on the popular American Girl product line and encouraged the children to explore U.S. Naval history and heritage through the stories of American Girl characters that lived during significant periods in U.S. History. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Morrissette/Released)

 

Rick Holifield helps his daughters with arts and crafts during the 3rd annual Girls Make History Day sponsored by the National Museum of the United States Navy. More than 800 children attended this years' Girls Make History Day. The event was based on the popular American Girl product line and encouraged the children to explore U.S. Naval history and heritage through the stories of American Girl characters that lived during significant periods in U.S. History. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gina K. Morrissette/Released)

 



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