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Friday, June 7, 2019

Junior Renaissance Camp Teaches Kids About Fort Thomas History

Model of statue of General George Thomas, the city of Fort Thomas's namesake. (FTM file)

 By Robin Gee, City Council Beat Editor

Students in fifth through eighth grade can learn more about Fort Thomas history at the Junior Renaissance Camp to be held Monday, June 24, through Thursday, June 28.

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Campers will learn about the man behind the city’s name, General George Henry Thomas, who he was and why he was called “Master of War.” They also will learn about Fort Thomas native Cordelia E. Cook who was the first women to receive the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

Participants will hear from a local architect about Fort Thomas architecture and about nature preservation from a member of the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy. An historic walking tour through the new Fort Thomas Passport system will be included.

Cost for the camp is $10, and checks can be dropped off at the Fort Thomas City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue (please, no credit cards at this time). Pick up a registration form at the city building or contact Sam Shelton at

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