THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

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Educational And Children's Programs - The mission of the Western North Carolina Historical Association Educational Programs is to help each student and visitor rediscover the land and people of western North Carolina through experiences that reveal the past and illuminate the future.
School Programming:
 School Programming Guide for 2016 - 2017 : DOWNLOAD  
Check it out for NEW programs 
Teachers, you can share this video with your class before you come

SCHOOL PRE-VISIT POWER POINT

Traveling Trunks and Kits 
 CLICK ON A NAME AND SEE ON-LINE STARTER PLANS
KITS HAVE 2 - 3 DAYS OF LESSONS
TRUNKS HAVE AT LEAST A WEEK'S WORTH 

 Trunk Rental is FREE! Call or email for details
(refundable $15 deposit)

Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley Kit 
Emeline Piggott, Confederate Spy Kit  
History of the American Flag Kit   
Kiffen Rockwell and NC Aviation Kit
 
The Civil War: Confederate Perspective Trunk
The Civil War: Union Perspective Trunk 
Fibers to Fabric Trunk
The Roaring Twenties Trunk 
The Woodland Indians
History's Mysteries 


Living History Days
April 6 & 7, 2017
Our very popular event for 4th and 5th graders. Check out the School Programming Guide for more information and how to reserve for your class!

2016 Pictures...
        
 


CRAFTY HISTORIAN
 

JANUARY 21, 2017  CANCELLED 1/19/17
10:30AM - 12:30 PM


 The Crafty Historian series of children’s craft workshops begins the New Year on Saturday. January 21, 2017 at 10:30am – 12:30pm with Morse Code Bracelets. Using Friendship Bracelet techniques, we will incorporate the dots and dashes of Morse code to spell out a name. Participants may also create a second bracelet for a friend.
 
Although Morse code is not in wide spread use today, it remains among aficionados as a sort of secret language, although the universal code for HELP is still the dot-dot-dot dash-dash-dash dot-dot-dot code for SOS. Some HAM radio operators still use it, but it is not a license requirement any longer.
 
Participants for this workshop need to be able to tie a square knot (right over left, left over right). Reservations are required and may be made by phone (253-9231) or online below. Fee for the workshop is $7 to cover the cost of supplies. Reservation deadline is Thursday, January 19. 
ONLINE REGISTRATION January


February 21, 2017
Victorian Tea Pary
The Crafty Historian is pleased to be hosting a very special tea party for girls (ages 7 and up) and an adult on February 11, 2017. The tea party includes a program, high tea and a craft activity.
 
The program will have the children learning about Victorian Manners and Etiquette with a special interpretation of the 1890s dining room at the Center. Dress code will be “Sunday best”.  Period style costumes and Victorian style dolls are also welcome! The Victorian High Tea will feature a menu of sandwiches and sweets and the craft activity will be making Victorian Valentines.
 
            The party will begin at 2:00pm and will last approximately 2 hours. The admission fee is $18 each child and $18 for adults.  Reservations are required for this event, so please make reservations February 9, 2017. Reservations may be made by by using the online reservation form below. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions as to pre-payment. There is a seating limit of 24.
If reservations exceed the limit and we have at least 12 on the wait list, a second tea will be offered on Sunday, February 12 2:00pm. 

Victorian Tea Party Reservations HERE 

Upcoming dates in 2017
March 18: Colonial Spool Dolls
May 20:TBA


CRAFTY HISTORIAN Information

Crafty Historian events are held on the third Saturday of most months from 10:30 to 12:30. 
Reservations are required by Thursday prior to the event so that we will have enough supplies for everyone.
Each event includes an educational, art-focused activity that stimulates creativity and interest in traditional crafts.
Children 9 and older are welcome to attend without a parent (although parents are most welcome to stay and assist), and younger children must have an adult to help them.
There is a minimal charge for each program based on the type of craft for the day. These events are wonderful opportunities for both parents/grandparents and children to experience history in a fun and interactive way. 
You can get on the children's activity email list by emailing to education@wnchistory.org
 


Crafty Historian participants get to sign the Crafty Historian apron!!

Individual or Corporate Sponsors are appreciated!
Sponsorships help to fund and expand workshops and allow for scholarships to the workshops and are $200 per event. 




                                               

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