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Battle of Franklin Trust - Carnton slave quarters.
One of 11 slave dwellings
formerly on the property.

Battle of Franklin Trust - Carnton family parlor.
View of the rear parlor.

Battle of Franklin Trust - Carnton Winder McGavock bedroom.
Blood stains on the nursery floor.

Battle of Franklin Trust  - McGavock children.
Three of the McGavock children.

Hands On History Program 2014

These classes are designed to give children ages 5-12 a look at how people lived during the Civil War. Children will learn about a particular topic and participate in an activity or craft related to that topic. Programs are two hours long and the cost is $15 per child.

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

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!


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