Morton-James Public Library will be the place to make history come alive this June, when the Chautauqua Youth Camp is held in conjunction with the Nebraska Chautauqua June 19 to 23. The theme this year is "World War I: Legacies of a Forgotten War."

Become a historian, researcher, scriptwriter and actor while having fun working as a team with other Young Chautauquans. No experience necessary.  A Chautauquan is defined as a person taking on the persona of someone from the past to tell their story and stories of their place and time.

Young people coming out of grades 4-8 will investigate, create, and perform as a local historic figure. Camp leaders are Dr. Ann Birney and Dr. Joyce Thierer of Ride Into History, www.historicperformance.com, 620-528-3580.

The Youth Chautauqua Camp is designed for 4th through 8th graders who reside in Otoe or Nemaha counties. Applications have been distributed to area schools and are also available at the Morton-James Public Library. The camp hours are from 1-5 Monday through Thursday and from 1-7 on Friday. Application deadline is Saturday, May 20 by 5 p.m.  Space is limited. Applications must be returned to the Library. Morton-James Public Library is located at 923 1st Corso, Nebraska City.

This camp is free and is brought to the community by Nebraska City Chautauqua Committee and Humanities Nebraska as part of the Nebraska Chautauqua and with support from Ride into History Cultural and Educational Project, Inc., and volunteers.

If you would like to help out, contact Denise Davis at Morton-James Public Library 402-873-5609.