August 2019

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A Day in the 19th Century

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Our Fall “A Day in the 19th Century” field trip season is beginning soon. We are proud to say that we had just over 3000 students visit us last spring!
The William Harris Homestead (circa 1825) was built around the time Walton County was formed (1818) from the sale of land from the Creek Indian Nation to the state of Georgia. The Homestead was farmed by the Harris family throughout the 19th century. The restored Homestead is uniquely situated to describe the different transition periods of the 19th century, using the history of the Harris family to “tell the tale”. The field trip consists of four units, where you will learn about the log-house and the family who lived there, outdoor life, the Civil War, the first settlers of our area, and Blacksmithing, before enjoying a Hayride through our woods and pastures. Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff bring the story to life!
Our heritage education program can be customized for homeschool groups, clubs, and adults, too!
To find out more about our field trip program, visit www.harrrishomestead.com.
Our 2019/2020 calendar is filling up fast! Email melissa@harrishomestead.com to schedule your school, homeschool group or club for a fun filled day of learning.

Mark Your Calendars Now!

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Mark your calendars now!
Upcoming events at the homestead:


•Archaeology Day October 12, 2019

•Colonial Frontier/Settlers Day November 9, 2019

•Historic Christmas Food for Thought December 7, 2019 (tentative)

•Blacksmith Day March 21, 2020 (tentative)

•Primitive Skills Day May 2, 2020


Due to the overwhelming success of our Mushroom Foray last month, we are working closely with Andrew Minnick, of Authentic Primitive Skills, to add additional days!


Watch Facebook, Instagram, or our website at www.harrishomestead.com for more information coming soon!