We are keeping up the habit of enjoying local spots – both for learning and fun! Here are a few that caught our attention and we want you to know about too!
On our field trip to Atlanta History Center earlier this week we got to see Civil War life in action at the historic Smith family farm.
Atlanta History Center
Fall Folklife Festival at the Atlanta History Center – Saturday, September 27th, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm. The heart of the festival takes place at the Atlanta History Center’s 1860s Smith Family Farm where festival-goers of all ages find enjoyable, engaging activities that provide a thorough explanation of the fall harvest and preparation for the colder months ahead. Demonstrations include blacksmithing and woodworking with special guests to discuss the crafts of meat smoking, beekeeping, and large scale organic farming. To complete the festival experience, enjoy live musical performances while indulging in delicious local food trucks. This year we will also conduct a photo contest. Learn more at www.AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Family.
Special Atlanta History Center Discount for Hodgepodge Readers
An exclusive discount to Fall Folklife Festival is available to Hodgepodge readers and followers! Code FFF3 is valid for $3 off for up to 4 adult tickets from 9/12 – 9/26. Be sure to use hashtag #AHCfamily when sharing on social media about Atlanta History Center family programs – you might win a prize package!
- Villains of History
- Holidays in History
- Middle Ages
Don’t forget to check-out The Big Read and Little Read events going on throughout September. Learn more at AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/BigRead.
Atlanta High Museum of Art
- Homeschool Days – Discounted tickets and special programs
- Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – “Make a Joyful Noise”: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral
- Friday, January 9, 2015 – Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
- Friday, March 27, 2015 – European Art Collection
- Friday, April 10, 2015 – Storytelling in Art
- Friday, May 8, 2015 – Animals in Art
American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution
September 28, 2014 through January 18, 2015
The High, Musée du Louvre, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art present the third installation in their four-year collaboration focusing on the history of American art. This exhibition provides a close look at five portraits that demonstrate how portraiture style evolved in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as American and European painters were influenced by each other. The installation’s five works, which include three portraits of George Washington, have never been displayed together previously.
Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
October 25, 2014 through January 11, 2015
This major traveling exhibition organized by the Princeton University Art Museum features 50 modern masterworks, many of which have rarely been exhibited. The exhibition offers visitors the chance to view exceptional masterpieces by Cézanne, van Gogh, Manet, Modigliani, Degas, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. The works featured in the exhibition showcase the extraordinary vision of Henry Pearlman (1895-1974), a modest American entrepreneur who amassed an astonishing collection of modern art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including perhaps the greatest collection of watercolors by Cézanne outside of France.
Open Studio for Teens
Friday, October 3; 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Swing by the High to find inspiration in the galleries and experiment with materials like charcoal, paint, metal, fabric and duct tape in the Museum’s studios. Teen Team members and Shannon Mulkey, founder of Indie Craft Experience, will be around to lend a hand.
Every Thursday; 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bring your tot for a new way of looking at the High’s permanent collection through letters, colors, numbers and shapes.
The Museum’s colorful backpacks are do-it-yourself gallery adventures that take families on engaging 30- to 45-min journeys. Inside the packs are art projects, puzzles, books, games, and easy-to-follow instructions that help parents and children connect with several works of art in the galleries. Discovery Packs can be borrowed free of charge from the Wieland Pavilion Coat Check. Two Discovery Packs are available: Sculpture and Modern and Contemporary Art.
Stone Mountain Park
Homeschool Day – September 26th – a full day of educational opportunities! Includes access to Homeschool Day educational events, plus all-day access to Stone Mountain Park attractions and Pumpkin Festival activities.
World of Coca-Cola
Homeschool Days and programs – (dates listed at this link) Georgia Aquarium offers educational programming to home school students through our instructor-led programs at 1:45 pm on select dates. These 45 minute Instructor-Led programs provide a focused learning opportunity where students can expand their understanding of aquatic ecosystems.
Great educational opportunities with monthly homeschool field trips days plus a Homeschool Academy.
Center for Puppetry Arts
Home Educators get a great discount to select performances! Tickets includes Performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop, and Museum admission. For Home Educator tickets, call 404-873-3391.
More Metro Atlanta Homeschool Days
So much to see right here in the metro Atlanta area! What local opportunities do you know about?