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 2014-2015 
Download the School Programming Guide HERE
Teachers, you can share this video with your class before you come.
http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/smithmcdowell-1440995-school-pre-visit-power-point/ 

Field Trips


Hillbilly Land: Myth and Reality in Appalachian Culture
includes related activities in Smith-McDowell House

Traveling Trunks
 Trunk Rental is FREE!
(refundable $15 deposit)

Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley Mini-Trunk        
Emeline Piggott, Confederate Spy Mini-Trunk      
History of the American Flag Mini-Trunk                     
Kiffen Rockwell and NC Aviation Mini-Trunk 
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 
TRUNKS WITH BOLD TITLES HAVE ON-LINE STARTER PLANS 


Living History Day: 
Date: April 16 or 17, 2015  

This is an event for 4th and 5th grade school groups. Craft & history demonstrations, hands-on activities
and tours of the 1840s Smith McDowell House Museum highlight the day.
Space is limited, so reservations are required. Cost is $3.00 for each student.
Please call or email for reservations.
CALL SOON TO GET ON THE LIST!!
2014's Pre and Post Visit materials can be downloaded HERE.
2014's Back Pocket Guide can be downloaded HERE and HERE
(these are 2014 materials - will update by late winter)

 

OTHER CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING:

The Crafty Historian:
A series of educational and fun activities for school age children. Each program includes a craft activity that stimulates creativity and interest in traditional crafts. Children above the age of nine are welcome to attend without a parent, and younger are welcome with an adult. 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. 
These will be 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. 
2015 DATES
January 17: Loom Knitting
February 21: Chinese New year
March 28: Easter Egg Hunt
May 16: Weaving
June 20: 1860s Craft
July 18: Art/Painting
August 15: Needlepoint
September 19: International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
November 21: Handmade Gift


                                               

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