In honor of the South Carolina State Fair’s 150th anniversary, students will learn about the history of agricultural and state fairs in South Carolina. Together we will learn about the legacy of agricultural fairs on the state fair, including the evolution of fair attractions and food. Students will explore the development of the state fair, make silhouettes, and play hot potato. We’ll also learn about “Big Thursday,” the fair’s segregation, and it’s different locations throughout time.
All homeschool students are invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday programs on the first Friday of the month. Each month’s program is from 10 - 11:30 am and includes hands-on activities while students learn and explore different themes and historic sites with Historic Columbia. Homeschool Friday programs are designed for students of elementary and middle school age levels.
Homeschool Friday is open to families and homeschool groups of less than 10 students. For larger groups, we recommend arranging a separate visit to explore that month's topic. Program participants should gather in the Gift Shop at Robert Mills on the day of the program unless otherwise noted.
The cost is per student, with an accompanying adult free. Homeschool Fridays are $5 for HC members, $6 for non-members and $8 for both members and non-members at the door.
Reservations open on August 5. If you have questions, would like to be on our mailing list, or if you would like to register for the entire year of Homeschool Friday programs, please contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.252.1770 x 26.