The Homestead was excited to be a part of the Walton County Conservation District’s Grazing Field Day on March 28th. The field day covered topics such as grazing management and soil health, and also highlighted programs and services provided by the University of Georgia, the Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
The William Harris Homestead has been an active farm since 1836, so we know firsthand how important, helpful, and beneficial these topics and programs are. Thank you to the Conservation District for letting us be a part of the Grazing Field Day!
On March 30, the Young Historians of the William Harris Homestead had their first workday of the year! Grant and Mark Tribble (along with their parents) worked hard to cultivate an area for an heirloom dye garden to be planted later this spring. Some time was also spent laying out the path for an interpretive trail/hiking path at the historic site. This trail will be the first of many planned for the William Harris Homestead in the coming years.
To learn more about the group, their goals, and their projects, and to meet the Young Historians, make sure to come visit on April 6, 2019 for Archaeology Day!
If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll be able to spot our newfound warty friend, too! 🐸
The William Harris Homestead, 3636 GA Hwy 11, Monroe, will host “Blacksmith Day” on Saturday, March 16, 2019, 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
Gather your holiday spirit and get your taste buds ready…Historic Christmas Food for Thought returns on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Experience a Country Christmas at the William Harris Homestead and enjoy Clarissa Clifton, our open-fire pit cooking historian, who will be preparing popular dishes from the nineteenth century using methods, implements, and recipes handed down to her by her ancestors.
Docents, dressed in the style of the day, will also be on hand to talk about customs and traditions of Christmases past. Other highlights include the opportunity to make corn husk dolls or Christmas ornaments using natural supplies from the Harris woods and farm.
Admission is $6.00 and children under five are FREE!
Many thanks to Clare Weaver, Jane Henley and Sherry Abney from the Iris Garden Club in Atlanta for making the log house beautiful and festive for the season.
Miss C, we missed you!
Don’t forget, we are open to the public on the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 10am to 2pm!
Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Log House, or by contacting us via email at email@example.com. We are open to the public on the first and third Saturdays from 10:00 – 2:00. Thank you for your continued support.
Stop by Colonial Frontier Day on Saturday, November 10th from 10 am – 4 pm and We’ll keep you in stitches while you help us complete the Bicentennial quilt for Walton County!
The Smell of open fire cooking and bread making will be in the air as Hank Gallups shows how to make lead bullets over a camp fire started with Flint and Steel. Other members of The Georgia Colonial Education Team will be on hand to demonstrate early settlers skills needed to survive in the wilderness of Colonial Georgia.
Dixie, Miss Dotty, and Jim Bryant at WJBB on Tuesday morning
Everyone is talking about Heritage Day, even on the radio, on the airwaves! Jim Bryant is a true friend of the William Harris Homestead and will be an important part of Heritage Day…200th Grand Jubilee. He will be portraying Frederick Douglas, as we present a day of 18th and 19th century history at the Homestead.
For our out of town visitors, the Holiday Inn Express on Hwy 316, is holding a few rooms for WHH for Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6.