Latin, History clubs to host 4th annual Medieval Day on Saturday


Abby Ann Ramsey, Entertainment Editor

Bearden’s Latin and History clubs will host the 4th annual Medieval Day on Saturday from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.

Mrs. Tammy McKibben and Mr. Sandy Hughes have hosted the event for the past four years. Over the years, they have learned how to create a fun learning environment by turning the West Mall into a Medieval village.

The event is a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in Medieval history as it can immerse students in the culture. Not only is it open to Bearden students, but middle and elementary schoolers are also highly encouraged to attend to learn about the time period.

Co-sponsored by UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the event offers talks from UT professors about medieval history and hands-on activities with manuscripts, calligraphy, and ancient works of art.

“You get to see history and the importance of it and the fact that something that happened five or six hundred years ago still has a huge impact even right now,” Mrs. McKibben said.

Medieval Day is free for all middle school and high school students.