Fantasmagorical–I did not make up that word! It came from the mouth of Thomas Jefferson, or at least Bill Barker, who portrays Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg, when he spoke to our students yesterday afternoon. Though the Oxford English Dictionary does not recognize it as a word, fantasmagorical (fantastic, amazing, magical) sums up the Pre-Collegiate Program for the past two days.
Day 1 Down–Day 2 Beginning!
The first day and half of the NIAHD Pre-Collegiate Program ended with relative quiet last night, and it is no mystery why. Sunday afternoon and Monday are fast paced and overwhelming. Sunday night the students were introduced to the instructional, administrative and residential staff of the program, followed by a brief overview of the many sites that we will visit. You can view the presentation at prezi.com and search for “Pre-Col Intro.” Click the arrows to view pictures and videos from many sites in Tidewater and Central Virginia. http://prezi.com/oxdezvgg1jyq/pre-col-intro/