Travellers Rest Historic House Museum is excited to announce our upcoming Homeschool Day programs for the Spring of 2022. We encourage homeschool families to purchase tickets in advance when it is an available option, and please click on the registration links below each program description to purchase tickets through Eventbrite! For the convenience of on-line registrations, there is a small processing fee charged by Eventbrite that will be added to your total. This processing fee will not be able to be refunded by Historic Travellers Rest in the event of canceling a reservation and needing a refund. For more information, please see our Education Program FAQs regarding Refunds, Postponements & Cancellations!
In addition to our seasonal homeschool days, we are also able to customize one of our existing field trip options for homeschool groups of 15 or more students. If you have any questions, please contact Andy Blair the Director of Education & Outreach at 615-832-8197 ext. 15 or by email@example.com
We will be continually monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak numbers and implementing precautions and guidelines for these events as needed for the safety of our guests and staff.
Upcoming Homeschool Days
April 15, 2022- Nashville 1864 Homeschool Day
In 1864, the fields and orchards near the Overton’s home of Travellers Rest became a battlefield. Join us as we learn what life was like during this time of the American Civil War for both the Overton family and the enslaved people who lived at Travellers Rest through this terrible conflict. This program will cover the lives of the soldiers from both sides and how they lived and fought, as well as the stories of civilians who found themselves caught between the two armies during the pivotal Battle of Nashville. We will discuss what life was like for young children going to school in the 1860s, as well as learn about the heroism of the African American troops in the USCT regiments. On a scientific note, we will discuss how modern communication came of age during the Civil War through the inventions of the telegraph and signal flags as well as so much more. This will be an exciting day that you will not want to miss!
Funding for this program has been generously given by grants from the Marlene & Spencer Hays Foundation & the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Date: April 15, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $8 per person. A ticket is required for all children and adults attending.
Children 4 & Under – Free