Revolutionary War Spycraft: Codes and Deciphering

Don your spy mask and join us for Revolutionary War Spycraft: Codes and Deciphering! Learn how to create and decipher cryptic messages (like spies in the American Revolution) and compete to crack a secret code! Cheney Schopieray, manuscript expert from the University of Michigan Clements Library, will also shed light on the history of American and British spies at work during the lifetime of Ben Franklin. This program is geared toward participants grade 6 to adult. No registration required; all supplies provided.

When: Thursday, June 30th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: Malletts Creek Branch: Program RoomSecretCodeSecretCode

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This sounds fun!


Thanks! Hope to see you there!


Sounds like alot of fun.


cool!


This looks really cool...unfortunately, I can't go.


Sounds interesting. I never actually heard of this before. But I can't go. I wish I could


This Looks cool


It would be great to have a spy/code activity aimed at younger kids too.


That's neat; I like secret codes!


I agree with willow - elementary school age kids would enjoy and appreciate this kind of event as well. Any possibilty of offering one for younger kids (possibly in the evening or on a weekend when working parents can participate)?


this looks cool!


Willow & adimarzo,

Thanks for asking about other cool youth programs. If you like programs related to the Ben Franklin exhibit, you could try the Fourth of July Crafts. I"m sorry to say that you missed the other spy-related program, "Spy School: Invisible Ink" for grades K-5, which was offered at Traverwood on June 20th.

Be sure to check out the Events page at http://www.aadl.org/events for more programs that might be of interest to your little ones. You can search by Location, Series (Jump! is a good one for younger kids), Categories and Age Group.


Thanks for the reply. I'm sorry I missed the elementary school age program. I do check the events fairly regularly but you guys do so many neat things it is hard to keep up with them all! Keep up the great work!


cool


That's so cool! I just love these programs!


Blubblescump wibblemoomb. I missed it! Drat! And it's at the closest branch to me too! Phoo.


cool


My kids really enjoyed this event; thanks for offering it!


This event was sweet! I really liked learning about all those codes and cracking some!


I'm so glad! If you want to have some more fun, check out the blog post on Spy School: Continuing Education at http://www.aadl.org/node/41115, which has even more codes to crack and various spy activities to try!


I'm so glad! If you want to have some more fun, check out the blog post on Spy School: Continuing Education at http://www.aadl.org/node/41115, which has even more codes to crack and various spy activities to try!


that sounds so cool!


This sounds like a lot of fun. I'm a History Major so anything to do with history is a big deal to me. I see that I missed it, but I'll definitely be on the look out for similar, history based classes. I'm new to AADL so I'm not as aware of upcoming offers/events. I will be better at it from now on so I don't miss these amazing opportunities!!!


I feel the need to make my own code now.


Attended this and it was fun.


That sounds awesome!


This was alot of fun as well as informational


This was one of the most fun event this summer :)


This was really neat, we might start passing coded notes at home.