Homeschool Programs

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
Adults – $4*  (*ask about member rates!)
Adult members – Free

2018-2019 Schedule

September 12 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
America’s Native Peoples

At the Bartow History Museum, learn about the everyday lives of the Cherokee and Creek peoples before their forced relocation during the 1830s Indian Removal.  Presented in conjunction with the Booth Western Art Museum, learn about the history and arts of the American Indians in the American West.

October 10 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Autumn Harvest

From the Three Sisters of the Cherokee Nation to contemporary urban homesteaders, farming has shaped our nation and the area.  Using objects from the museum’s collection, students will learn about the changing technologies and ideas surrounding agriculture while also learning about harvest festivals, Victory Gardens, and tips for a home winter garden.

November 14 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Georgia’s Frontiers

The state of Georgia has had five capitals – each connected to a different age of expansion for the region.  Through interactive presentations and activities discover the importance of the Georgia gold rush, King Louis XVI of France, and General William Tecumseh Sherman to the current shape of the state.

December 7 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We Remember Pearl Harbor

Join us as we remember the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor & the United States’ entrance into WWII. Learn about the unique role that canteens played on the Homefront. Experience what American life was like in the 1940s prior to & during the war through presentations, re-enactors, & discovery stations.
Please Note: This event is open to the community.

January 23 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We Will Overcome

Listen to the words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar E. Chavez.  Hear presentations and participate in activities to discover how average Americans create change!

February 18 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Presidents’ Day

Hail to the Chief! The president performs specific roles.  Explore historic examples of these roles through a special exhibit and a video presentation, all while exploring the Booth Western Art Museum and the Bartow History Museum.

March 27 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Herstoric Women

Bartow women, such as World War I correspondent Corra Harris, First Lady of Georgia Elizabeth Harris, Senator Rebecca Latimer Felton, missionary Lottie Moon, helped shape the nation and the world. See artifacts from these women, and enjoy presentations, crafts, and displays about these and other women.