Homeschool Programs include a living history demonstration,
hands-on activities, and crafts related to the subject matter.
Homeschool families can make a reservation by calling 770-382-3818, ext. 6288.
Admission: Students $5 – Parents $3* (*ask about member rates!)
Cost: $5.00 for students, $3.00 plus tax for adults
September 9 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Inventors: East to West
This is a joint program with the Booth Museum and includes admission to both museums. Meet and hear about inventors such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington Carver, Dr. Grace Hopper and Hedy Lamarr. Discover how some inventions changed everyday living while some changed the world. Try your hand at designing your own creation!
October 31 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos
Come participate in a Day of the Dead festival! Explore the origins of Dia de los Muertos, learn why this holiday is gaining popularity in the United States, and understand the difference between this holiday and Halloween. Discover Pan de Muerto, ofrendas and calaveras. Eat authentic Mexican food, create your own piece of art and make a sugar skull to take home.
December 7 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
America at War: Pearl Harbor, Pep Tires and Propaganda
Join us as we remember the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United States’ entrance into WWII. Learn about the causes of the war, explore what those on the homefront did to support the war effort, and discover the surprising role of comic books during the time. Between re-enactors, special presentations and discovery stations, students will gain a big picture understanding of the effects of the war, hear individual stories of those on the battlefront and the homefront, and learn interesting facts about the war and American culture in the 1940s. This event costs $5 for students and $4 for parents/chaperones.
January 16 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Road to Civil Rights
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and explore the roots and results of the modern Civil Rights movement. Follow the path of the major events of the movement, meet some of its heroes and discover how the national movement made a local difference.
February 20 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This is a joint program with the Booth Museum and includes admission to both museums. Celebrate Presidents’ Day with us as you explore the Presidential gallery and hear special presentations about the “letter” Presidents (FDR, JFK, LBJ). Participants will also compete in our Presidents’ Day “Space Race,” play “Presidential Jeopardy”, and test their creativity with an art activity.
March 20 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Discover the varied roles women played during the Revolutionary War. Learn about the life of women and girls during the colonial period, meet Abigail Adams, and learn about Georgia’s own Revolutionary War heroine Nancy Hart.
April 28 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Grades K-8
What’s the Rush? Georgia, California, and the Economics of the Gold that Connected Them
Students will explore the history of both the Georgia Gold Rush and California Gold Rush on the Museum Festival Grounds and inside both Bartow History Museum and Booth Museum. This year will have an ECONOMICS focus for grades K-8! Enjoy living history presentations, pan for gold at both wet and dry panning stations, trade for goods at the expanded Trading Post, discover where gold was found, visit a boom town, and so much more!
Homestead Arts Workshops
October 8, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kids, bring your parents! Learn how to make different types of candles. See a pioneer candle dipping demonstration. Get creative and make your own fun fall candles.
May 13, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Spring is the perfect time to get planting. Come learn about the Victory Gardens of WWII, and why those gardens made such a difference to the war effort. Plan your own garden and plant some seedlings to take home!