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Hands on History

Hands on History

For reservations please contact Angell Roberts at 615.786.1864 or Reservations required!

April 19, 2014 – Plantation Life during the 1800s
Carnton from 10am-12pm
In this program children will get a hands on experience as to what life was like living on a plantation. They will have the opportunity to play games, dress up and sample period food. We will tour the gardens, grounds and house while learning about the McGavock family, slaves, and farm life.

May 24, 2014 – The Birth of Photography
Carnton from 10am-12pm
The American Civil War was the first major war to be documented by using photography. We will learn how these first photographic images were made and what they teach us about today. Children will see original photographs from the 1800s including soldiers, civilians, slaves, and even images of the McGavock and Carter families. Children will create their own backdrops, photos and frames.
September 13, 2014 – Zouave Life
Carnton from 10am-12pm
The Zouave soldier’s uniform was adopted by many volunteer units during the first year of the American Civil War. The uniform, as well as the soldiers who wore them tell a unique aspect of the war. This program will feature a Zouave reenactor who will demonstrate soldier life in his full uniform. The children will get a chance to make their own vest, hat and sash.

October 18, 2014 – Harvest Time on the Farm

The Carter House 10am-12pm
The land that now houses the Carter garden was reclaimed in 2010. Because Moscow Carter kept detailed records on what was grown there we were able to recreate this area of the Carter farm. Children will learn about the history and necessity of house gardens while playing games from the period, like bobbing for apples.

December 20, 2014 – Christmas in Carrie’s Attic
Carnton 10-12pm
The children will be read ‘Twas the Night before Christmas, make Old fashioned Christmas cards and ornaments and may even be visited by old Saint Nicholas himself!

December 21, 2014 – Christmas at The Carter House

The Carter House from 10am-12pm
This program will be filled with old fashioned merriment! The children will make Christmas crafts in the Carter House attic and move to the parlor for games and maybe even a reading by St. Nicholas!