The Georgia Trust

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AT HAY HOUSE

Hay Day Family Festival
Hay Day is a free community festival offering families from diverse backgrounds a time to come together to celebrate and learn about their community’s history.

Twice a year in September and April, Hay House throws open its doors and grounds for fun and interesting educational activities designed to engage a diverse audience in the exploration of the history of their community. Hay Day gives Middle Georgia families the chance to interact with a national historic site in a way that helps them relate it to their own personal experience. In the spring the event focuses on a theme related to the history or collections of Hay House; in the fall it centers on a particular time period. Each one-day event is built around hands-on experiences including music, games, dance, crafts, children’s educational activities and presentations by people with related expertise. The emphasis is on interaction between guests and the past as well as between parents and children.

Past events have focused on 1864 (Civil War period), 1929 (Roaring 20s), family heritage from different cultural backgrounds, The European Grand Tour and “Hay Day 1905 - A New Beginning” – a snapshot of life in the U.S. and Georgia around the 1900s.

Sugar Plum Parties
During the holidays, Hay House hosts Sugar Plum Parties for children ages five and up and their accompanying adults. Guests enjoy storytime under the massive Victorian Christmas tree, a tour of Hay House, and then create hand-made Christmas ornaments. Best of all, the party ends with cookies & milk and a photo-op with Santa!

A Victorian Valentine Children’s Tea
In February, Hay House celebrates St. Valentine's Day with tea time! This fun and educational event is intended for children ages five and up along with their accompanying adults. Victorian Valentine Tea guests enjoy a traditional Victorian tea with both sweet and savory treats, a brief lesson in etiquette, and a tour of the historic Hay House.

 

 


Viewpoints: Under the Cupola
Hay House has developed an exploratory guide for young visitors to take home. This exploratory guide combines activities and imagination exercises to help young visitors share their Hay House experience with their families. Viewpoints: Under the Cupola combines discovery activities with imagination exercises giving children a chance to share their Hay House experiences with their parents, grandparents or other family members.

For further information or to receive a free brochure about Hay House's educational programs, please contact:
Brtitany Crosby
Hay House
934 Georgia Ave. Macon, Georgia 31201
478-742-8155
FAX: 478-745-4277

 

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