Hands on History programs return to Carnton, Carter House


Hands on History programs return to Carnton, Carter House

Franklin Home Page news reports The Battle of Franklin Trust will be once again holding its popular Hands on History program, a monthly program throughout 2013 for kids age 5-10.

The Battle of Franklin Trust will be once again holding its popular Hands on History program, a monthly program throughout 2013 for kids age 5-10.

Classes will be held at the Carter House or Carnton Plantation and children will experience different aspects of the 1860s and Civil War life. These events are a fun and educational way to get outside and enjoy all the history that Carnton Plantation and Carter House have to offer.

Parents will need to RSVP for this event at least 24 hours ahead of time so that proper arrangements can be made and the cost of each event is $10 per child. For more information, visit battleoffranklintrust.org or call (615) 786-1864.

Dig Into the Past – Thursday, June 20 at Carnton Plantation from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Children will learn about the importance of archaeology to the study of history and will even get a chance to dig. Children and parents should wear clothes that can get dirty and close toed shoes.

Hardtack and Haversacks – Thursday, July 18 at The Carter House 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

What was life like for a soldier? Children will learn what soldiers carried with them, what they ate, and see a demonstration of a Civil War gun. Kids will be given a traditional soldier’s snack of hardtack and jerky. (Please note, children will not have access to the gun, it is for demonstration purposes only. Blanks rounds will be used.)

Who Wore What? – Thursday, August 8 at Carnton Plantation 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

If you lived during the Civil War, what would you have worn every day? Children will learn about different types of clothing and even be able to try on some outfits from that era.

A Victorian Halloween – Saturday, October 26 at Carnton Plantation 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Children will learn about how Halloween was celebrated during the mid-1800s. They will play games such as bobbing for apples, tell fortunes, make Halloween cards, and listen to ghost stories.

Christmas in Carrie’s Attic – Saturday, December 14 at Carnton Plantation 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

This will be a great holiday opportunity for children to learn about how Christmas was celebrated during the mid-1800s, listen to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and make some Christmas decorations.

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Kelly Gilfillan is the owner-publisher of Home Page Media Group which has been publishing hyperlocal news since 2009.

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