Recreating Ancient Rome is a traveling exhibit intended to educate the public and to inspire people to examine life in antiquity.
I am calling my project “Recreating Ancient Rome”. For the past two years I have been doing educational engagements which seek to educate people of all ages about Ancient Rome. I teach by using a living history approach. Living history goes further than simply lecturing to an audience. I teach in period garb and provide my audience members with the opportunity to interact with authentic period replicas. When circumstances allow I provide samples of Roman food and music.
My goal is to raise $10,000 dollars to broaden my collection of items in order to provide a more complete and immersive experience for my audience. I plan on acquiring surgical tools, military paraphernalia, pottery, glassware, cookware, jewelery, cosmetic tools, Roman deities and other items that reflect life in Ancient Rome. I will chronicle the use of these items through a wix.com website and a Facebook page.
I have done and will do future engagements in the Houston metro area, Austin metro and San Antonio metro area. I present my exhibit to schools, museums, cultural festivals and in some cases church groups.
In recent years the humanities have taken a back seat to S.T.E.M. based areas of study. It is my intent to inspire people to study ancient history due to its diminished presence in mainstream educational institutions.
If you have any questions I would be glad to explain my plans in further detail.