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Heritage Alliance to offer first Homeschool Day

The Heritage Alliance is excited to announce its first ever Homeschool Day on Friday, May 18. History and heritage based activities are planned from 9:00am – 4:30pm 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 that day include lessons in Oak Hill School, a one room schoolhouse restored to the year 1892, Town Tours, Old Jonesborough Cemetery Tours, and hands-on activities with artifacts in the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum. In addition, students can participate in history hunts and listen to a Storyteller at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum, and participate in train based activities in the Chuckey Depot Railroad Museum in Jonesborough. Archeological activities will be offered in the morning, and older students will have the opportunity to solve the mysteries surrounding the Cholera Epidemic of 1873 through various primary sources. It will be a day full of history and fun!

Students and parents will be able to select their activities and schedule for the day. Registration opens on March 12. The cost is $7.00 per student. Please watch this space and our website (www.heritageall.org) for more information. Another Homeschool Day is planned for Friday, August 10.

Come and experience history with the Heritage Alliance in Jonesborough!

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 info@heritageall.org.  Additional information can also be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.

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