Saturday, January 08, 2011

Holidays in History field trip

Another of our pre-Christmas festivities was a field trip to the Atlanta History Center for their December homeschool day, "Holidays in History."  We enjoyed many demonstrations, stories, and crafts, and here are a few pictures...
Blacksmithing (we had to check back in several times throughout the day so that David could check the smithy's progress on a new spoon for the kitchen!)
 Storytelling -- this one was a story about a slave girl's Christmas
 My sweets in front of the Tullie Smith farmhouse -- a mid-19th century farmhouse
...and in front of the Swan House, home to one of Atlanta's wealthiest families in the 1920s/30s.  Here we got to see the mansion dressed up with a huge Christmas tree in its magnificent foyer, as well as enjoy a couple of stories.  We even got a surprise tour of an area of the house not open to the public!  It was really neat.
Another great field trip at AHC!


Delighted Hands said...

Let's plan a visit in the Spring-can I go, too?! Glad you had a graqt time.

Bethany said...

I love all of the historical places you visit. I'm sure it was beautiful all dressed up for Christmas!

cj and family said...

Looks like a great field trip! :o)