Fall Home School Day: Cold Weather Preparation October 13, 2016 (10am-2pm)
Harvesting season brings about the need to prepare for the long cold winters ahead. Visit Latta at this special event which focuses on winter preparations that would have been vital for survival on a 19th century back-country farm. Students are able to get hands-on as they learn to chink a cabin for warmth, sew and knit warm garments, preserve freshly harvested foods, chop and store firewood efficiently, tan hides, and smoke meats.
Holiday Home School Day: Ladies of Liberty December 8th, 2016 (10am-2pm)
In addition to the plantation being decorated for the season with each cabin featuring period holiday decor and St. Nicholas spreading the seasons cheer, you will also meet Ladies of Liberty. Meet Harriot Tubman, Francis Clayton, and Betsy Ross among others as you learn of their impact on American history. Get hands-on as living history activities will be enjoyed by all.
Winter and Spring Events TBA
Home School Days:
NO reservations needed. This is a drop-in on-going day of activities- come and go as you please but feel free to enjoy our historic site while you visit! Dress appropriately for outdoor activities. All of our home school days include hands-on activities to get each student involved.
Food/Beverage: The gift shop will be open serving Coke products and an array of snacks at an affordable value. Bring your own picnic lunch, outdoor tables are available for use and are located at our gift shop/heritage center.
Admission: $6 Per-Person, Children 4 & Under are Free.
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Frontiering Workshop for Kids
November 10th, 2016 (10am-2pm) /Open for students ages 10 and up / $20.00
When pioneers and frontiersmen set out into the uninhabited backcountry they packed with them skills that helped them set-up camp, forage for food, and survive along the journey. Kids will have a blast as they get nitty-gritty with nature and learn fire-starting using flint rock, learn to identify edible plants, participate in woodworking, as well as a scavenger hunt among other activities. Participants will have the opportunity to make and take-home a woodworking craft and keep a fire starting kit. This workshop is for students only and operates rain or shine, non-refundable. Pack a lunch and dress for outdoor activities.
When making payment please provide the following information: Participants Name/Age/Mailing Address/Phone Number/Email Address
· Pay by phone at 704-875-2312
· Mail in payment by December 1st, 2016 and make checks out to Latta Place Inc.
Historic Latta Plantation
Attn: Frontiering Workshop
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078