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Reporter: Marc Schoder
PORTALES — Students in History 322, taught by Dr. Alex Garman, assistant professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University, are getting ready to show the campus what it was like in medieval times. The return to the past will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 28, at the patio area next to the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building. The public is invited.
"The students tell me that they enjoyed creating the projects," says Dr. Garman. "Each of them had their own reasons and enjoyment for what they created." Dr. Garman added that most of his students like making weapons and catapults. "The catapult is three feet long by four feet high and will be demonstrated by firing water balloons," says Dr. Garman.
The students will also show foods that were eaten during the Middle Ages. "The food will be on display to show what people ate during that time period," says Dr. Garman.
Examples from the Middle Ages will also include a show of wedded bliss. "The wedding will be performed in a series of scenes with commentary made by the participants," says Dr. Garman. "This is the first time that I have taught this class and so this is the first time that I have assigned a project like this. I invite everyone to come out for a peek at the past; it should be interesting."