Hermitage Homeschool Days
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From learning military drills to celebrating the holidays at The Hermitage, Homeschool Days are full of interactive activities and learning opportunities for the whole family!
March 22—Ralph E.W. Earl and His Nashville Museum
What makes a museum? Ralph E.W. Earl moved to Nashville to paint portraits of the great hero of the War of 1812 and decided to start a museum while he was here! His museum was a treasure trove of fossils, paintings, and interesting artifacts. Join us as we recreate Ralph E.W. Earl’s Nashville Museum by making portraits, mummies, and laying out their creations in museum fashion—with cases and text labels. Get some hands on experience as a curator, registrar, and interpreter!
May 31—Smell, Touch, & Taste Rachel Jackson’s Garden!
Engage your five senses as you explore The Hermitage’s beautiful garden! Learn about the culinary, medicinal, and beautiful uses of plant material in the gardens as you try out recipes, make medicines, do the laundry, and cultivate flowers and vegetables. Explore a garden typical of the enslaved community and learn more about nutrition and culture in their lives.
Source: Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage
4580 Rachel's Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076