Children's and Family Programs

Children's and Family Programs

We believe learning is fun. And we want to make learning about Charleston and its history fun for your children. From playing with Colonial toys to mock architectural digs and writing with quills, our activities engage younger audiences and help foster an appreciation for the past.  

Education is part of our mission. While we take that seriously, nothing makes us happier than the sound of children laughing and enjoying their time with us while learning about our precious city and its history.

 

2017 Children's Discovery Programs

Email education@historiccharleston.org with any questions you may have. 

 

Indigo Tie-Dye

Date: 6/10/2017  |   Time: 10:00 AM

Indigo was one of the three major cash crops for South Carolina in the 18th century. Children will make their own tie-dye t-shirts (provided) as they learn about the growing and processing of indigo.
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Dig It! Historical Archaeology

Date: 6/17/2017  |   Time: 10:00 AM

Come to the Aiken-Rhett House and become an archaeologist for the morning. You will have the chance to talk with professional and student archaeologists who will be working on a dig in the back lot and then do some digging of your own to find buried artifacts!
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Spies and Codes

Date: 7/8/2017  |   Time: 10:00 AM

Nathaniel Russell was a merchant during the American Revolution, and it is your job to help him communicate using a secret code! Write messages with a quill and ink in George Washington's own secret code and with invisible ink.
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American Girl Tea Party

Date: 7/22/2017  |   Time: 10:00 AM

Bring your American Girl doll to the Nathaniel Russell House for a lovely day out! Play dress up, make your own fan and enjoy a special house tour and refreshments.
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Questions regarding programming at the house museums for children and families? Please contact our Education Fellow.

 

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Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the historical, architectural and material culture that make up Charleston's rich and irreplaceable heritage. More>

Contact Us

Historic Charleston Foundation
40 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-723-1623


2017 Spring Festival and Antiques Show Ticket Office: 
108 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-3405
 

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