Sam Houston Schoolhouse Historic Site 2017 Calendar
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00AM -5:00PM
Closed Sundays, Mondays, Good Friday/Easter Weekend, July 4th Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, ALL major holidays & the month of January. Open by appointment only Tuesday December 26th to Saturday December 30th, call the Schoolhouse at 865-983-1550 to arrange a visit on those days.
March 25, 11am-3pm (Saturday) – Sam Houston Birthday Celebration. The Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse is happy to announce Sam Houston Birthday Celebration on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00am to 3:00pm. The event will showcase East Tennessee culture in 1812. Join us to learn about Sam Houston’s life in Maryville. Presentations will include: Sam Houston History, basket making, corn grinding, quilting, historic tools, tatting, and an early pioneer presentation. Visit the schoolhouse and the schoolmarm will demonstrate how Sam Houston taught school. The Sam Houston Museum will be open for tours. Events for the children will include children’s story time and crafts. Lunch will be served at a cost of $5 per meal. Admission for the day is free. Sam Houston Schoolhouse is located at 3650 Old Sam Houston School Road, Maryville, Tennessee.
May 20, 3-5pm (Saturday) – Mother/Daughter/Friend Tea Party. Come dressed in your best outfit. Although the finest of teas and finger foods will be served we have decided to keep the cost as low as possible. It is only $10 for the first member of your party and $5 for each additional Lady. The demand will be high for a seat at this table we have to limit it to the first 25 Ladies that RSVP. Call soon and reserve your place at the tea party. (This is open to all ladies, not just mothers & daughters.)
June 26-30 10am-2pm -
Sam Houston Schoolhouse Day Camp
Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse on Sam Houston School Road near Eagleton Elem.
A sample of our schedule for 2017:
Monday-Basket Weaving, why didn’t the pioneers just buy a basket? How were they used?
#After lunch We are off to the Races (after you groom your horse.)
Tuesday- Music-We will learn a song about Sam Houston (written by our teacher) sing some songs of the period and then Video tape our selves singing the Sam Song. (you will receive a DVD of your performance the next day)
#After lunch we will be having a Nature Scavenger Hunt on our historic grounds.
**Tomorrow everyone is asked to bring 2 boxes of Mac and Cheese or a Box of Oatmeal for Second Harvest – This is our outreach program.
Wednesday-Second Harvest-Our speaker will tell us about the Food for Kids program. We may get “Chopped” today.
#After lunch we will prepare eggs to make our own geodes. We will see how a rock can grow a crystal inside. Maybe we will have a little more science magic.
Thursday- Robotics – Robot hand, Color pages, Robot Blocks, Marshmallow Robot
#After lunch we will pour the solution in our eggs. Then we will break some real geodes.
Friday-Water Safety by the Coast Guard – Our speaker will teach us about boating safety and bring us a coloring book. He has his own ROBOT!
#After lunch we will build our own sail boats and then have a Rain Gutter Regatta
Please reserve your place by Saturday, June 10, 2017, to allow us to purchase materials for everyone. Call our schoolhouse at: (865) 983-1550 or (865) 660-7328. You are asked to bring sack lunches and drinks (we will put
Beginning: Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30, 2017 From 10 am to 2pm
them in the refrigerator at the Raven Hall to keep them cool.)
**This is NOT a drop off camp. Parents MUST stay with their children. We think you will have as good a time as your children. Our classes and demonstrations will be limited to 30 students. All activities are planned for ages – rising Kindergarten to rising 6th grade.
Come have some fun as a family.
July 18, 2pm-5pm (Tuesday) – Schoolhouse Tuesday “Our Community”, a day of fun at the museum.
December 2, Noon-4pm (Saturday) – Christmas Open House
“This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site, and supplemented by additional funds raised by The Sam Houston Memorial Association.”