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Home School Day at the Homeplace

Home School Day at the Homeplace

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes will have a Homeschoolers Day on September 21. Photo provided by LBL.

The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm will have Home School Day on Friday, September 21, from 10 am to noon and 1pm to 3 pm, in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Admission is $5 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

“Our farm activities, which are recommended for ages 5 to 12, are fun and educational for homeschoolers and all children are welcome to participate,” according to Elise Brandt, Education Coordinator, Friends of Land Between the Lakes. "Everyone is welcome to visit the farm, explore the fifteen historic buildings and meet the heritage breed animals."
Homeschoolers and others can become active participants with these chores and programs:

10 am - Noon
Gardening - Roll up your sleeves and come see what work needs to be done.

Water Works - Stop by the orchard to learn how water was collected and used on the farm. Math skills will help you figure out how much will be needed for the animals. How was the water transported?

Picking Seeds from Cotton - Come to the double pen house and help us get cotton ready to make quilts or yarn.

10:30 - 11 am
School in the 1850s - The bell is ringing and the teacher is waiting in the single pen house, so you can learn about school in the 1850s!

11:30 am - Noon
School in the 1850s - The bell is ringing and the teacher is waiting in the single pen house, so you can learn about school in the 1850s!

Noon - 1 pm
Mine Craft Scavenger Hunt - This a program focuses on the hard work and skills that built family farms in the 1850s.

1 pm - 3 pm
Teamster Training - Could you work like a mule? Meet Dan and Todd at the mule pen, learn some commands and see if you can work in a team.

Make Your Own Toy - Farm children had chores, but they also had fun. Come back to the double pen house and make your own toy.

Feet on the Farm - Animals' feet are amazing! Walk on over to the tool barn and see how each animal is equipped with the perfect feet.

2:30 pm - 3 pm
School in the 1850s - The bell is ringing and the teacher is waiting in the single pen house, so you can learn about school in the 1850s!

September is Home School Month and regular Friday programming includes:

All Hands on History in the Garden, September 14, 1 - 3 pm

All Hands on History, Be a Mule, September 28, 1 - 3 pm

Interpretive services for the Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes are provided by the Friends of Land Between the Lakes, a non-profit membership organization. You can support our mission and programming by becoming a member, serving as a volunteer or sponsoring an activity. For more information, contact Jennifer Wheatley at jwheatley@friendsoflbl.org or 270.924.2014,

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