From STAFF REPORTS
The Heritage Alliance is excited to offer two days for homeschool students this spring. On Wednesday, April 10, the Alliance will host its third Homeschool Day. History-and heritage-based activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. that day and will offer a wide variety of experiences for multiple ages.
Students from first grade through senior year of high school are encouraged to come and experience history with their families in Tennessee’s Oldest Town.
Activities include Town Tours, an Old Jonesborough Cemetery Tour, and hands-on activities with artifacts in the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum. In addition, students can explore primary sources at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum, learn all about the railroad at the Chuckey Depot Museum, and listen to a Storyteller. Oak Hill School will be open for mini-lessons on Homeschool Day, but students will have a chance to participate in a full day at Oak Hill School on Friday, May 10.
Oak Hill School was built in 1886 to serve the community of Knob Creek. The building served local residents until it was closed in the 1950s. The school building was moved the seven miles from Knob Creek to Jonesborough and placed in its current location behind the Visitors Center. Today, Oak Hill School invites students to come for a day-long field trip and enroll in school in 1893. Reading, writing, arithmetic, history, geography – even the pledge of allegiance – are all as they were prior to the turn of the last century.
School will last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 10. This program is limited to 26 students, grades first through twelfth graders.
Registration is now open for Homeschool Day (April 10) and the day at Oak Hill School (May 10) at www.heritageall.org. The cost is $7 per student for Homeschool Day and $5 per student for the day at Oak Hill School. Students must register for both days in advance. We cannot accept registration the day of the event.
The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, please call our office at (423)753-9580, or contact the organization via email at [email protected] Additional information can also be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.