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The Chester Inn museum is operated by the Heritage Alliance, a history preservation and education nonprofit organization. The Chester Inn features prominently in Heritage Alliance programming through exhibit space, educational opportunities, special events, and community programs. For more information on the museum and the heritage alliance including our hours of operation and updates on our programming, you can go to our website www.heritageall.org, and you can follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/chesterinnmuseum/ and https://www.facebook.com/HeritageAlliance/. You can also contact us by phone at (423) 753-4580 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.
We are excited to offer two Homeschool Days this Spring! On April 10, we’ll have our third Homeschool Day with history-based activities throughout town. On May 10, we’ll have a full day at Oak Hill School. Registration is open now and the registration forms for both days are attached to this email. Read below for more information. We hope to see you in Jonesborough this Spring!
The Heritage Alliance is excited to offer two days for homeschool students this spring. On Wednesday, April 10, we’ll host our third Homeschool Day. History and heritage based activities are planned from 9:00am – 3:30pm 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 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 9:00am – 2:00pm on May 10. This program is limited to 26 students, grades 1st – 12th, so sign up now!
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.