Education Days

Education Days are special days set aside for students in the CSRA. Two are held each year, in April and in October.

May 3rd is the next Education Day of 2019. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required and there is a $5.00 per person charge. Students in grades 4 through 6 are encouraged as well as homeschooled students of all ages.

Students will watch our colonial past (from 1735 to 1785) come to life through demonstrations and living exhibits. Try your hand at colonial dancing or see if you are fit to join the militia! Featured attractions will include apothecary skills, pottery, weaving and spinning, candle making, butter churning, musket firing demonstrations, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, needlework, woodworking, and smoking/curing meat. Be sure to stop by and visit with the Indian traders, the baker, potter, backwoodsmen, milliner, tavern keeper, and the sutlers on Sutlers Row. Stop in to the Village Mercantile and New Windsor Cabinet shop to see the lathe that was used in the movie The Patriot.

Contact Lynn Thompson for reservations at 803-279-7560 or


Homeschool News

Richmond and Aiken County Schools (All Homeschoolers) Spring 2019

Fourth thru sixth grades Approved Field Trip
Field trip to The Living History Park, North Augusta, South Carolina, Education Day Friday

This year we are offering Education Day Friday May 3rd, 2019 to Fourth – Sixth grades and homeschoolers. This is the Friday before the Under the Crown event. This is approved field trips for all Richmond/Aiken County Schools. The Park is an educational and enjoyable field trip for any grade level but we have focused on the fourth grades this year because of the colonial social studies/ history curriculum it covers. For students/schools that cannot attend during Friday we have a scavenger hunt available on the web site. This may be used for extra credit for students that could attend this event with their families over the weekend.

We are aware that fuel costs are high and this has limited the use of field trips by the schools. The park is less than five minutes from the Richmond Counties Central offices. This makes it very close for many of the schools in the system. Our hope is this proximity to many Schools in the area will enable students to experience something wonderfully educational and quite enjoyable. The only experience that comes close is a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia.

The fee for participation in Education Friday is $5.00 per student. Space is limited and filling up fast. Olde Towne Preservation Assoc. must receive in full all monies owed before the students are considered registered. There will be a very important information package sent to each class that is registered. This package will contain tour times and explanations of procedures and rules.
Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see many of the Richmond and Aiken County fourth grade students at the park this year!

The contact person for the event/ park is Lynn Thompson (803)279-7560.

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