Visit to the Past Workshop – Public, Private and Charter Schools
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Take your students on a trip back in time with our Visit to the Past workshop. This hands-on workshop for grades K-12 includes educational and fun-filled activities, some of which may include operating the hand press at the print shop, grinding corn into meal and grits at the gristmill, washing clothes on a washboard, making a poultice at the doctor’s office, working with the blacksmith or shelling corn for the animals at the farm.
Students dress in costume and eat an authentic farmhouse lunch, cooked over the open hearth or on a wood stove, at one of the village’s houses or cabins, much as they would have in rural wiregrass Georgia over a century ago. Please keep in mind that while we will do our best to customize your workshop to your liking, it is not possible to have your students visit every building on site, or to have all your students visit the same buildings during the day. We appreciate your cooperation with this.
The museum and village are open Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-4:00 for workshops, and workshops are offered September through December, and February through May. All workshops include touring the rest of the site and the Museum of Agriculture as the school’s time allows. The workshops start between 9:15 and 10:00 am, and usually conclude by 2:00 pm. Promptness is key to your workshop. If you arrive late, your students will likely miss an entire workshop station.
Cost & Payment:
The cost to the student is $15.00, which includes their costume and lunch. Teachers and bus drivers are admitted free. Any extra adults pay the normal admission fee of $7.00.
No deposit is required, but last-minute cancellations (within 7 working days) will be billed $25 for costs incurred.
Payment is to be made at the Country Store – no payments will be taken at the museum or village. We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks. All checks should be made payable to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Please bring proof of your tax exempt status when you arrive, if this applies.
No refunds are offered for overpayment. Please have an accurate count of your students before paying.
Any school or state agency with the state of GA is tax exempt on admission, school workshop/tour, and rental. They are NOT tax exempt on catering or any food/candy purchase made at the country store or drug store. Please be advised if they are out of state they will be required to pay GA sales tax of 7% on rental, workshop/tour, and admission. Their tax exempt only works in the state that they are from.