One of 11 slave dwellings
formerly on the property.
View of the rear parlor.
Blood stains on the nursery floor.
Three of the McGavock children.
Hands-On History Program 2013
These classes are designed to give children ages 5-10 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. Classes are an hour long and the cost is $10 per child.
For reservations please contact Angell Wallace at 615.786.1864 or
email@example.com. Reservations required!
February 9, 2013 - Hands On History - A Very Victorian Valentine’s Day (Saturday at the Carter House from 10-11am) In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we will be learning about how those during the Civil War celebrated Valentine’s Day. Children will make their own Valentines and make a decoupage box to hold their own valentines or to give as a gift!
April 20, 2013 - Hands On History - Spring Has Sprung! (Saturday at Carnton from 10-11am)
We will take a walk through the Garden at Carnton, pick a few flowers, herbs, and leaves and then we will learn about the popular 1800s craft of herbariums and pressed plants.
June 20, 2013 - Hands On History - Dig Into the Past (Thursday at Carnton from 10-11am)
Children will learn about the importance of archaeology to the study of history. They will even get a chance to dig! Please wear clothes that can get dirty and close toed shoes.
July 18, 2013 -Hands On History - Hardtack and Haversacks (Thursday at the Carter House 10-11am)
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. We will have a 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.)
August 8, 2013 - Hands On History - Who Wore What? (Thursday at Carnton 10-11am)
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!
October 26, 2013 - Hands On History - A Victorian Halloween (Saturday at Carnton 10-11am)
Children will learn about how Halloween was celebrated during the mid-1800s. We will play games such as bobbing for apples, tell fortunes, make Halloween cards, and listen to ghost stories!
December 14, 2013 - Hands on History - Christmas in Carrie’s Attic (Saturday at Carnton 10-11am)
Join us in celebrating Christmas! Children will learn about how Christmas was celebrated during the mid-1800s, listen to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and make some Christmas decorations.