Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Atlanta History Center's Homeschool Day - Friday May 8 @ATLHistCenter

The Atlanta History Center’s next Homeschool Day is Friday, May 8th, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. This month’s theme is History of Medicine. The history of medicine is filled with stories of inexplicable illnesses, dubious diagnoses, and curious "cures." Explore Native American herbal remedies, 19th century snake oils, life-changing medical advancements, historic pandemics, and bizarre medical treatments—the weird, the gross, and the questionable—we have the cure for what ails you!

Help our doctor sort through a variety of medical devices used throughout history while trying to tend to a patient with an alarming number of ailments. Sit in on an early 20th century sales pitch for a miracle elixir. Tour the Atlanta History Center’s gardens to see which plants have been used as medicines. Check out some of the weird medical treatments of the past, and find out which ones are making a comeback in the 21st century. Travel back to Victorian London and become a detective to help Doctor Snow stop acholera epidemic. Learn more about Mary Mallon as you play a game to determine the identity of Typhoid Mary. Discover the Four Humors of ancient Greece and get your hands dirty as you handle the four humors for yourself to reach humor-harmony. 

Admission to Homeschool Days is $8.50 for nonmembers; $6.50 for children of members; and free for adult members. Discounted rates are available for groups with 10 or more children. For information or to make group reservations call 404-814-4018 or email:Homeschool@atlantahistorycenter.com .
While the special programming is only from 1:00 — 4:00 PM, you are welcome to spend the entire day at the History Center for this reduced rate. Many people come early (we open at 10:00 AM) and spend the first part of the day exploring our exhibitions, gardens, and historic houses, have lunch at our small Chick-fil-A (open from Noon—2:00 PM), and then participate in the Homeschool Day program in the afternoon.
Please note that we are currently undergoing renovations to our main entrance. The Atlanta History Center main entrance will be temporarily located at 3299 Andrews Drive, admissions and ticketing will be temporarily housed in the atrium of our Archives building, McElreath Hall, and free and accessible parking will remain available on-site. All exhibitions will remain open, but guests will enter the museum through the back of the building. Signs are posted to guide you.

This will be our last Homeschool Day of the 2014-2015 school year—have a great summer!  Next year’s lineup of Homeschool Days will be released very soon!  Visit www.AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/homeschool

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