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Summers Past History Program scheduled for June

Young attendees listen to a history lesson during a previous Summers Past History Program at Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City. The program is scheduled to be held again over three sessions beginning June 8. (Contributed photo)

From Staff Reports

Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will present its annual Summers Past History Program for youth ages 6-14.

Three five-day sessions will be offered between June 8 and June 26.

Historic based crafts, storytelling, games, cave exploration, and outdoor fun will be offered. Each session will be limited to 20 participants.

The sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for each five-day week. The cost for each session is $100 for non-members and $90 for members. There is a reduced fee for two or more children from the same family. Parents may drop off children at 8 a.m. at no extra charge. Extended hours after 2 p.m. at $3 per hour per child are available until 5 p.m.

Session One will run June 8-12. This session will highlight Native American bead weaving, making and playing the stick game, learning Native American legends, and more.

Session Two will be held June 15-19 and will showcase open hearth cooking, candle dipping, learning about the State of Franklin, and more.

Session Three will take place June 22-26. This session will feature tin punching, felt pillow making, meeting a Civil War soldier, and more.

The ever-popular “Carters Raid” game will take place each week, along with a watermelon hunt. There will also be a late morning snack provided to each camper every day. These are just a few of the many activities that will be offered during the program.

For additional information and the application, please contact Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site at 926-3631 or email [email protected] Tipton-Haynes is a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site.