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Tipton-Haynes Historic Site to host children's history programs in June

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 30, 2019 at 8:08 PM

The Summers Past History Program for children ages 6 to 14 will return this summer at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site for three sessions from June 10-28.

Each five-day session costs $100 for non-members and $90 for members and will offer history-based crafts, storytelling, games, cave exploration and outdoor activities. The sessions last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, but parents may drop off children at 8 a.m. for no extra cost. Extended hours run until 5 p.m. and cost $3 per hour, per child.

Session one is June 10-14 and will highlight Native American bead weaving, stick game making (and playing), learning Native American legends and more. Session two will be held June 17-21 and will showcase open hearth cooking, candle dipping, learning Jack Tales and more. Session three will take place June 24-28 and will feature tin punching, felt pillow making, meeting a Civil War soldier, learning Aesop’s Fables and more.

The popular "Carters Raid" game will take place each week, along with a watermelon hunt. There will also be a late morning snack provided to each camper every day.

For additional information and an application, please contact Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site at 423-926-3631 or email [email protected].

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