Living History Day: Decorative Arts
October 24, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
One event on November 7, 2020 at 9:30 AM
This fall we are excited to offer living history days at Travellers Rest. These programs will focus on different trades and aspects of life from the early 19th century. Each program will be different, so join us for all three!
Scheduled on October 10, 24, and November 7 from 9:30 – 3:30. Those wishing to participate will need to reserve tickets online. Each program will last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours, and we welcome you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds before or after your scheduled program.
The program will have timed tickets with sessions beginning every half hour and will follow a small group station structure to ensure guest safety and social distancing. Time slots will be limited to 10 people (children and adults) per entry time. We encourage families that want to attend together to book as a group for discounted pricing! Pricing: $15- adults (over 13), $10- children (5 – 13), family tickets (2 adults + up to 3 children) $40; Educator price – $12 per adult
October 24th program will include the following activities:
• See a weaving demonstration by Melissa from Roan Creek Weaving
• Learn about chair caning with Travellers Rest Collection Manager Jennifer Butt
• Specialized decorative arts house tour
• Hands-on take home craft – wood block printing
• Appropriate for students of all ages, but intended for ages 6+
The historic home will not be open for standard tours during Living History Days to allow our staff to provide the best experience for all guests of this program.
COVID Policies– Masks required, social distancing enforced. Hand sanitizer available. All items touched by participants will be cleaned between each use according to CDC standards.
Outdoor event, with rain plan. Tickets, once purchased, are non-refundable.