HOMESCHOOL DAY at CRACKER COUNTRY
Make and Take Crafts!
Students will learn about the lives of settlers in rural Florida before the turn of the 20th century through hands-on activities that would have been familiar to a child growing up in a Florida farming community over 100 years ago.
Educators in historic dress will be on hand to welcome guests to the 1885 Carlton House, railroad depot, general store, church and more authentic structures. Along the way, young learners will make their own toys, dolls and helpful items for the household. They will also learn to operate an early 20th century printing press and make their own postcard.
Homeschool Day activities are designed to capture the interests of students of all ages. Groups can tour at their own pace and choose their level of participation.
Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton, Jr. Cracker Country is a rural Florida living history museum located at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The museum includes a collection of 13 original buildings dating from 1870-1912 on four acres of grounds and gardens.