February 3, 2012
Home Educators Customize an Educational Itinerary for Their Families during Colonial Williamsburg’s Homeschooler Experience Feb. 11-26
Homeschoolers and their families can participate in hands-on history lessons during Colonial Williamsburg’s Homeschooler Experience Feb. 11-26. Colonial Williamsburg’s programs incorporate art, culture and science with history, allowing families to create a broad educational experience.
During “Pastimes, Work & Play” at the Benjamin Powell House, experience a slice of 18th-century domestic life during tours on selected days at this original home open exclusively for homeschoolers.
Students explore the shops of Colonial Williamsburg’s historic trades such as the blacksmith, cabinetmaker, silversmith, milliner and tailor to discover what kind of work was available in the 18th-century capital of colonial Virginia and discover the role that math and science played in the trades of Williamsburg.
The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg offer home educators and their families an opportunity to tour the galleries and participate in hands-on activities.
Home educators and their families can add programs just for homeschoolers to their itinerary.
Programs cost $5 per person per program. To purchase a ticket, call 1-800-280-8039 or visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/homeschoolers..
Additional February Programs
Home educators can take advantage of special programs for February.
Colonial Williamsburg has offered Homeschooler Weeks for nine years. During the year, Colonial Williamsburg designates special weeks as Homeschooler Experiences. In addition to the variety of activities and programming throughout the Historic Area, special programs are scheduled for homeschool participants including a variety of hands-on opportunities. In 2011, 12,000 families attended these programs.
For more information on homeschooler programs, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/homeschoolers.
Special Tickets Offer Just for Homeschoolers
Families can purchase special admission passes and save in advance of the Homeschooler Experience. This ticket includes admission to Historic Area exhibition sites, including the Capitol, Governor’s Palace, trade shops, homes and the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
To purchase a homeschooler ticket, call 1-800-280-8039 or visit us at www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/homeschoolers to print off the order form to mail or fax back.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in the Historic Area and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program. Explore The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and discover the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum featuring the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670 – 1830 and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, comprising more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Colonial Williamsburg Hotels feature conference spaces and recreation activities from spa and fine dining to world-class golf. Colonial Williamsburg is committed to expanding its thought-provoking programming through education outreach on-site and online. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at www.history.org.