Summer Youth Programs

Fort Western's 2022 Summer Youth Programs,
the Junior Interpreter and Apprentice Programs,
will be offered during the months of June and July!

Fort Western Living History Museum & National Historic Landmark invites children of all ages interested in local history and museum stewardship to register for one of our Summer Youth Programs: Apprenticeship Program (ages 8-12) or the Jr. Interpreter Program (ages 13 and up). These five one-week sessions are as follows: Week 1 - June 20-June 24; Week 2 - June 27 - July 1; Week 3 - July 11 - July 15; Week 4 - July 18 - July 22; Week 5 – July 25 - July 29.

The Apprenticeship Program will explore daily life at home in the 18th century, the varied world of work such as blacksmithing, and storekeeping, the life of a French & Indian War Soldier and what children and adults did for entertainment. Graduates are eligible to participate in the Jr. Interpreter Program. Jr. Interpreters will assist with the Apprenticeship Program; learn about collections management and how to interpret the history of the Fort, develop necessary skills to demonstrate 18th century hands-on activities to the public, and how to conduct research through reading and deciphering original documents.

The brochure and outline as well registration forms are below. Forms can also be pick up at the Fort Western Administrative Office located in Augusta City Center, 16 Cony Street. You can also call and we will e-mail or mail the forms to you. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible to insure you get your desired week. Payment must be received in full by 4:00 p.m. Friday the week prior to the registered program session. A maximum of twelve participants may register for any given week with a minimum of 6 participants needed. Discounts are available for Augusta residents and siblings attending the same week program. For more information, please call Fort Western at 626-2385 or e-mail us at

2022 Junior Interpreter/Apprentice Brochure
2022 Registration, Medical Liability & Photo Release Forms

Protecting, Preserving and Interpreting the National Historic Landmark Fort, Store and House on the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine’s Capital City.