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William Harris Homestead Museum and Education Center Operations during COVID-19

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For information about the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center operations during COVID-19 please read the below statement. We hope you and your families are safe and well. We look forward to seeing you at the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center again sometime soon!

EVENT UPDATES AND MUSEUM HOURS

Out of concern for the safety, health, and well-being of everyone, the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center has made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone upcoming spring events and adjust our museum hours. Please see below for details.

  • Blacksmith Day, scheduled for March 21, has been postponed. We will keep you posted when a new date has been set.
  • Public tours and museum hours on the first and third Saturdays at the William Harris Homestead have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Our field trip program, “A Day in the 19th Century,” has been postponed through March 31. We have been in direct contact with the schools scheduled through March 31, and we will revaluate the situation at this date.

The William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center staff will still be able to respond to calls and emails in a timely manner.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support during these unprecedented times. The William Harris Homestead is a non-profit organization focused on serving as a cultural and educational center for the advancement of heritage, environmental, and agricultural scholarship. The support of our visitors, schools, Friends of the Homestead, and community is highly valued and is of the utmost importance. Revenue from our field trip program and special events play a large part in daily operations, and we hope for your continued support for the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center during this time. Please visit our “Contribute Here” page on our website, www.harrishomestead.com, to learn more.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Open for Public Tours

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March is here,  you know what means?
 
Not only is Spring just around the corner, but we are NOW OPEN for Public Tours on the first and third Saturday of each month!
 
Tours are also available by appointment.
 
Visit www.harrishomestead.com for ticket information.

Blacksmith Day

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Join us for  “Blacksmith Day” on Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Our resident blacksmith, Doc Watson, will be on site with his apprentices to teach about the history of blacksmithing and demonstrate his skills at the forge and on the anvil. Tomahawk Hank and the Colonial Frontier Life Team will also be on site to teach about frontier skills. Spend the day enjoying hayrides, craft demonstrations, and celebrate spring at the Homestead!
General Admission: $6.00 | Seniors (60 years+): $5.00

 

Building A Bridge to the Future Fundraiser

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Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-our-native-american-heritage-and-a-western-serenade-tickets-94171576721

Check or cash accepted via mail or in person prior to event, Contact Dixie@harrishomestead.com for more information

Winter Hours

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The William Harris Homestead is closed to the public from January to March. Our final event for the year is Christmas Food for Thought on December 7th. Our final day for 2019 is Saturday, 12/21.

We will reopen for public tours on Saturday March 7th, 2020.

For more information please contact Dixie@harrishomestead.com

Giving Tuesday

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What is Giving Tuesday?

Celebrated on the Tuesday following U.S. Thanksgiving, and fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, GivingTuesday inspires millions of people across the globe to show up and give back to causes and issues that matter to them. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet. GivingTuesday takes place on December 3, 2019 this year.

GivingTuesday harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. We believe the movement will become the first global day of giving and a year-round platform for strengthening civil society.

Amazon Smiles

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AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Go to smile.amazon.com to sign up today!

 

Settlement Day

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November 9th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for a fun-filled day of hands on learning. Meet our Colonial Life Team and learn about the skills needed to survive in the early days of Walton County.

The first 50 children through the gate will receive a FREE flintnapped replica of a projectile point!

General Admission $6

Seniors (60+) $5

Children five and under FREE

 

Lunch available from Heaven’s Bounty BBQ

 

 

 

Hope to see you soon!

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Archaeology Day

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We can’t wait to see you at our first event this fall; Archaeology Day!

Join us on October 12th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  for a fun-filled day of archaeology, music, children’s games, and Abby the ArchaeoBus. Lunch will be available, too!