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  1. D. Stowe Botanical Garden

    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Spring Homeschool Day

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    We are preparing for our Spring Home School Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden! We are offering the programming over 2 days! Pre-Registration is required. Please find all the details below. Day 1: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 Check-in begins at 8:45am. Orientation begins at 9:15am. Program Time: 9:30am- 12:30pm Day 2: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 Check-in begins at 9:30am. Orientation begins at 10:15am. Program Time: 10:30am- 2:30pm. Lunch break from 12:00pm- 1:00pm. Lunch not provided. Objective: Spring has sprung! Have you ever wondered what’
  2. D. Stowe Botanical Garden

    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Spring Homeschool Day

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    We are preparing for our Spring Home School Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden! We are offering the programming over 2 days! Pre-Registration is required. Please find all the details below. Day 1: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 Check-in begins at 8:45am. Orientation begins at 9:15am. Program Time: 9:30am- 12:30pm Day 2: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 Check-in begins at 9:30am. Orientation begins at 10:15am. Program Time: 10:30am- 2:30pm. Lunch break from 12:00pm- 1:00pm. Lunch not provided. Objective: Spring has sprung! Have you ever
  3. historiccolumbia

    Saturday Roll | African American Historic Sites

    Explore local African American historic sites by bus with Historic Columbia on Saturday, February 29. From the Mann-Simons Site, to the North Carolina Mutual Building, this tour explores houses, businesses and other important African American sites. Largely comprised of sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this tour features locations that illustrate important events and little-known facts about Columbia's African American community. The tour group will meet at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills. $10/adult and $5/youth for mem
  4. historiccolumbia

    Research Roundtable | Modjeska Monteith Simkins

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    Modjeska Monteith Simkins was born in Columbia, S.C. on December 5, 1899, into a society that legally dispossessed women and people of color of their civil liberties. Over the course of her 92 years, she displayed a courage and perseverance that many argue was unmatched. Join Katharine Allen, Director of Research at Historic Columbia, to learn about the ongoing interpretive improvements at her former home, which will reopen to the public later this year. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to this program.
  5. historiccolumbia

    Dollar Sunday | Mann-Simons Site

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    Every third Sunday of the month, residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour of one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for just $1 on Dollar Sunday! This month, visit the exhibits at the Mann-Simons Site, the home to the same African-American family for nearly 130 years. The house will be open for guests to tour at their own pace, and guides will be available to answer any questions. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome!
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    In alignment with the movement to ratify the 19th Amendment, which would give women the right to vote, a fledgling League of Women Voters Chapter was established in Columbia in 1920. Although it did not survive the initial start-up, a foundation was laid for its resurgence in 1947. With issues ranging from addressing sub-par health standards, to adopting a city manager form of government, the Columbia Chapter of the League became a standard bearer for women-led organizations across the state. In the lead up to the commemoration the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in A
  7. historiccolumbia

    Candlelight Tours & Carriage Rides

    Visit the decorated, candlelit halls of the Hampton-Preston Mansion and the Robert Mills House and go on a guided tour during our annual Candlelight Tours & Carriage Rides! Enjoy live music, entertainment, children’s activities and hot chocolate while celebrating the holidays with Historic Columbia. Before or after your house tour, take a carriage ride through the Robert Mills Historic District. Stop by the Gift Shop’s holiday open house throughout the evening for refreshments, holiday tunes and giveaways. Other holiday vendors will be onsite beginning at 4pm to help families with any
  8. WonderWorksMB

    SC: WonderWorks Homeschool Days - Thru Feb!

    We invite you and your family to join us and take advantage of these spectacular savings! Offer valid weekdays in February. WonderWorks Homeschool Days February 2019 Cost: $12+ Tax Groups of 10 or More: $10+ Tax For your convenience. I’ve attached a flyer with details on this special offer. Cost is $12 + tax per person –Monday-Friday. You must present your homeschool membership, association card, or umbrella letter to receive the discount. Groups of 10 or more receive additional savings at $10+ tax per person. Advanced reservations are required to receive this discounted ra
  9. DSBG

    NC, SC: Home School Day- DSBG

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    We are beginning to prepare for our Spring Home School Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden! Due to an overwhelming response to our Fall event, we are now offering the programming over 2 days! Please find all the details below. The event is scheduled for March 27th & 28th from 9:00-12:30. Pre-registration online is required at https://www.dsbg.org/homeschool-days/. Objective: “Dig in to investigate the basics of herb and veggie gardening. Students will learn about different types of soil, plant choice, caring for and maintaining a home garden. Designed to capture curiosit
  10. Young Artist's Workshoop

    SC: Young Artist's Workshop

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    Do you love art? Are you, or your student or child, between the ages of 5-18? Sign them up for the Young Artist’s Workshop today! Join us, this Fall, for some excellent art making opportunities! Classes will be offered in drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, and more. Young artists are provided with a comprehensive art education experience, that is all about the production, appreciation, and evaluation of art. Sessions occur every Friday from September 14th - November 2nd (with the exception of Holidays) from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Spots are limited, complete an application to e
  11. Elizabeth Laney

    A Day With Aunt Julia

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    A Day with Aunt Julia (August, Children’s Program) August 04, 2018 from 9:30 am – Noon Kids $5, Adults & SC Park Passport Plus Users (4 per group) FREE Bring your family for a morning of fun and games at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site in honor of the estate’s third owner “Aunt Julia.” Old-fashioned games and crafts will be held throughout the morning, along with special kid-friendly tours of the historic mansion and slave cabin that will explore the lives of the children who once lived at Redcliffe. The highlight of the event will be an ice cream social and
  12. historiccolumbia

    Hampton-Preston Reopening

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    Join Historic Columbia for the reopening of the Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens! On May 12, we will debut updated interpretation, new exhibits, hands-on interactive elements, and expanded and enhanced public gardens. We will also unveil physical improvements that have been made to the building, including a new exterior paint scheme, an entry hall painted oil cloth and more. This event will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the house’s construction and a variety of activities will be available, including house and garden tours, special presentations, children’s games and crafts, 1910s
  13. Elizabeth Laney

    Christmas in the Quarters

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    Discover the Christmas holiday as it was experienced by the enslaved families in the early 19th century. This tour of Redcliffe Plantation SHS's decorated slave cabin and mansion explores the holiday with personal stories, details of plantation life around Christmas, games, crafts and more! A different theme will be explored each Saturday: Dec 2 - Food & Feasting includes a food tasting, Dec 9 - Holydays & Free Time includes a storytime, Dec 16 - Family & Friends includes a family tree craft, Dec 23 - Song & Celebration includes a Spiritual sing-a-long, Dec 30 - Gifts & Giv
  14. Hey everyone! My name is Kerry Burns and I am the Digital Marketing Manager for the North Carolina Museum of History. We have several fun and educational programs for students happening at the museum this November. See some of them below! History Corner: Kids Vote! Wednesday, November 1, 10-11 am Link: https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/Kids-Vote How do we choose who runs our city, state and nation? Learn a bit of election history, and cast your own vote! Ages 6-9 (with adult) $5 per child; free for Museum members
  15. historiccolumbia

    Santa Signing Day at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills

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    To kick-off the holiday season, Historic Columbia will host their annual Santa Signing from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at The Gift Shop at the Robert Mills House. This free, family-friendly event is the perfect opportunity to get into the holiday spirit, visit with Santa, enjoy holiday activities and begin checking off your shopping list! In addition, guests will have the opportunity to tour the historic basement at that Robert Mills House and see the elves hard at work, gingerbread cookies and goodies baked by Mrs. Claus, and wrapped gifts and hanging stocking by the fireplace. Gue
  16. historiccolumbia

    SC Trunk or Treat

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    Put on your costume and join Historic Columbia as we bring the fun of Halloween to the Robert Mills House during Trunk or Treat! Children will enjoy trick-or-treating with a twist in a safe and fun environment. Community members and organizations will display decorated trunks filled with candy in the parking lot of the Robert Mills House. Awards and prizes for best costumes, best decorated trunk, and scarecrows will be given at 6:45 pm. Historic Columbia is accepting registrations for businesses, organizations and families to place a decorated vehicle at the event. This is a great
  17. climbupstate

    SC Community Climbing Day

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    Community Climbing Day *Indoor Event* Saturday, November 11 9A-6P Free Day Passes Free Rock Climbing 101 Classes Free Bouldering Clinics **Free Rescue Clinics by Thrifty Adventures Open to All Ages Online registration at ClimbUpstate.com Vendor Spaces Open Volunteer Belayers Needed Day Passes: Come in and out all day long and enjoy our bouldering and top roping sections! We'll have belayers there to help you! Rock Climbing 101: This 2-hour class is perfect for beginners looking to learn how to belay, and some basic climbing technique! (No pre-req's, al
  18. historiccolumbia

    Homeschool Friday: Columbia Working Men and Women

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    In celebration of Labor Day, students will take a walking tour through the historic Olympia Mill Village where they will learn history of working men and women of Columbia’s past. There still stands two former mills, Granby and Olympia, which are now used as apartment buildings. Granby Mill was built in 1897 and Olympia opened in 1899, at the time the largest cotton mill under one roof in the world. The men and women who worked in these mills resided in nearby homes that made up the mill village. The village had its own school, churches and YMCA. All homeschool students are invited to par
  19. historiccolumbia

    SC: Dollar Sunday | Hampton-Preston Mansion

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    Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! This month, visit the Hampton-Preston Mansion for Dollar Sunday. General admission prices apply for any house tours after the first. Walk-ins welcome! The Hampton-Preston tour is available at 2:30 p.m. Other house tours are available at the regular times. Purchase admission and meet for tours at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.
  20. Charlotte Museum

    NC - Family Fun Day

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    Join us for a fun, creative, and educational experience as we explore the history and culture of the Carolina Backcountry. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Polk, one of the first families to live in Charlotte Town, while enjoying performances from Drums4Life, poet Queen Isis, and LATIBAH Collard Green Museum. Explore the concept of Liberty and why this led to the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and Resolves. Kids will enjoy making their own Meck Dec Book, backcountry animals, and community art. FREE and open to all. For more information, call 704-568-1774, or visit our website
  21. Elizabeth Laney

    SC/GA-Children's Art Tour

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    Redcliffe Plantation SHS presents a Spring Evening Open House: Art & Architecture. This two hours event features a special children's art tour at 6:00 pm. This tour is especially designed for ages 4 - 12 to teach children about art through color, shapes, symbols, history and other clues. Families can visit throughout the evening from 5:30 to 7:30 but the children's tour will only be held at 6:00 pm. The historic plantation mansion and slave quarters will be open for informal tours, artists will be painting on the historic grounds and light refreshments will be available. Crafts and other
  22. Charlotte Museum

    NC - Backcountry Explorers

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    Become a Backcountry Explorer and journey through our region’s history! This year, we will be learning all about Colonial professions. Wagons were vital to the people of the backcountry. Join us to explore how wagons were made and what made them a unique method of transportation. We’ll build our own wagons and test them to see which is the fastest and which can carry the most cargo. $10 per child; $20 per family. Please register at http://charlottemuseum.org/Register.asp BC Explorers Planter + Cartwright Homeschool Listing.pdf
  23. Charlotte Museum

    NC - Backcountry Explorers

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    Become a Backcountry Explorer and journey through our region’s history! This year, we will be learning all about Colonial professions. This month we are exploring the job of a planter. Come join us to learn about all the different people who called themselves planters and put your new knowledge into action by helping to plant your own crops! $10 per child; $20 per family. Please register at http://charlottemuseum.org/Register.asp
  24. historiccolumbia

    SC: Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours

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    Historic Columbia’s popular Cemetery Tours series wraps up on Thursday, September 14. Grab your flashlight and tour one of Columbia’s oldest cemeteries and discover centuries of stories etched in stone on the markers and headstones found within Elmwood Cemetery’s acres of carefully planned grounds. The perfect after-work activity, Historic Columbia’s Cemetery Tours are an event the whole family can enjoy. Choose from two tour options: “Secrets from the Grave Tours” and “Moonlight Cemetery Tours.” Tickets are $8/adult and $4/youth for members and $12/adult and $6/youth for non-members. To purch
  25. historiccolumbia

    SC: Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours

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    Historic Columbia’s popular Cemetery Tours series continues on Thursday, August 10. Grab your flashlight and tour one of Columbia’s oldest cemeteries and discover centuries of stories etched in stone on the markers and headstones found within Elmwood Cemetery’s acres of carefully planned grounds. The perfect after-work activity, Historic Columbia’s Cemetery Tours are an event the whole family can enjoy. Choose from two tour options: “Secrets from the Grave Tours” and “Moonlight Cemetery Tours.” Tickets are $8/adult and $4/youth for members and $12/adult and $6/youth for non-members. To purchas
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