Tryon Palace Celebrates Home School Day with ‘We Are Family’

Home School Day

Tryon Palace will host its annual Home School Day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2. The Home School Day’s “We Are Family” program will concentrate on the meaning of family, with hands-on activities, games, and crafts that are focused on genealogical research.

“Familial ties obviously play a large role in the home school classroom,” said Sarah Risty-Davis, visitor programs manager for Tryon Palace. “By combining our annual Home School Day with a program that defines the various roles family members played throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, I think we’ve created an interesting new layer of programming that will be appealing to students and their teachers.”

Crafts and games will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and are designed for school-age children; some activities may have a minimum age requirement. Families will also be given take-home information and post-event activities to continue the fun at home.

In addition to special Home School Day activities, “We Are Family” includes a tour of the Governor’s Palace and admission to two historic homes, 14 acres of gardens, and the galleries in the North Carolina History Center. Students and teachers are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this special Home School Day at North Carolina’s first capitol.

Call 252-639-3524 before Wednesday, April 30 to register and receive the early registration rate of $10 per youth and $15 per adult. Tickets will also be available at the North Carolina History Center’s Ticket Desk on the day of the event for $14 per youth and $20 per adult.

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Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Marketing and Communications, Manager, Tryon Palace