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History Explorers for Kids: Life on a Farmstead

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


In this program, children will learn about life in the Swannanoa Valley 200 years ago, and then spend time being “history detectives” and guessing the uses of several historic artifacts. The program will end with a “What would you bring?” activity in which children will plan what tools they will need to bring for their own life on a farmstead. Designed for K-4th Grade.

About the History Explorers Series: The museum’s History Explorers series helps children delve into a variety of topics on the ecology and history that make up the legacy of the Swannanoa Valley and the Appalachian mountain region. Taking place outside in a shaded, socially distanced environment, the activities challenge children to ask questions about historic artifacts, help them color their own quilt squares, and explore the life cycles of butterflies. Programs take place every other Saturday through October 17th.

COST: The cost for each program is $5 per person for members of the general public (taxes and fees apply). The programs are free for museum members. Museum members can email for a promo code to use for free registration. Adults are expected to stay with their children for the duration of the activity.

LOCATION: Taking place in the shaded lot behind the Black Mountain United Methodist Church (101 Church Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711), next to the ca 1938 “Church House.” Public parking is available behind the church. The church faces West State Street in downtown Black Mountain. The lot and public parking can be accessed by turning on to Church Street from West State Street, then turning left into the parking lot.


This event is held out of doors, with a limit on attendance to allow for social distancing. The activity takes place in full shade and water will be available.
All children or groups of children must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
All museum staff will wear masks and all attendees are required to wear masks except for children under 11.
Staff will inform attendees of a cancellation by 5pm the day before the program. Registrants can transfer their payments to another upcoming children’s program or receive refunds.


October 3
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center


Swannanoa Valley Museum
223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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