THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:
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.
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SCHOOL PRE-VISIT POWER POINT
Traveling Trunks and Kits
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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)
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
CRAFTY HISTORIAN Information
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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