Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 13th Workshop

It's not to late to register for our last workshop of the summer (we MAY offer them again in the Fall or Spring of next year).  To register please scroll down and find the permission form -- it includes the information you need.  We'd love for you to join us!

For those already registered please make sure to bring your own lunch and drinks.  We'll eat on the grounds around noon.

Friday's Workshop will include:
  • Calligraphy Lesson by local artist and Aesthetic Considerations Gallery owner, Bob Spirko
  • Discussion of Edible plants and herbs (we may end up in the garden)
  • Lesson on Old Wives Tales and Reenactment of Medical Treatment (or lack thereof)
  • Demonstrations Popular 18th Century Beverages
  • Indentured Servitude in Early America
  • Plus some extras
We will still have the class, even if there is bad weather.  Polly's Pavilion has been updated and made into a wonderful classroom through the hard work of our fellow reenactor, Joshua Johnston.

Looking forward to a fun day of learning at Crockett Tavern!  

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Workshop Important Information

We're hoping to have lots of fun and learning tomorrow!

Here are some things to remember:
  • Please bring water bottles (refillable) for your family.
  • Period and Tavern food will be served, so it may not fit modern tastebuds.
  • We are doing chores, so there may be dirt and grime!
  • We try to plan, but there are lots unforeseen -- weather, fire, etc.
  • The Tavern is a working museum (on the National Register of Historic Places), so PLEASE be respectful of the museum, pieces and gounds.
  • There will be open flame and other dangerous tools, etc., so please stay alert.  
  • This is a volunteer led program and we are always learning!  Ask lots of questions and we will try to answer as best we can!  Remember we may not know, but we'll try to find out!
  • We are SUPER-EXCITED you are coming to dive into history with us!
It is gonna be a GREAT day!!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Crockett Connected Historic Sites and Histoic Travel with Links

Often movies and television reruns are what drive our understanding of history.  In the past theater, tall-tales and folk ballads were what created images and built legends. Some of which is good and forms powerful, quality ideas of people and places, but often it is a poor replication of the entirety of the person or the times.

Davy Crockett's life and legend are full of tall-tales, movies, television, dime-novel fiction, theater, folk ballads and a bit of truth.  He was an interesting man, a true hero with a larger-than-life persona born (1786) into a turbulent and wild world of the American Frontier.

East TN History Sites
Historic Travel
We will be exploring what the Tavern might have sounded, smelled and felt like on Friday!  It's going to be GREAT!  Please explore these links!  History is fun!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Permission Form

Print off the form below and mail it plus fees (check or money order) to: 
Crockett Tavern Living History
Summer Workshops
C/O Sally A Baker CTM Site Director
Crockett Tavern Museum
2002 Morningside Drive, Morristown, TN 37814

   __ May 23, 2014 9-2:30 (Paper-Making, Candle-Making, Fire-Pit Cooking, Pioneer Chores)
   __ June 13, 2014 9-2:30 (Soap-Making,  Quill Writing, 18th Century Medicine, Old Wives Tales, Foodways)
   __ Both Workshops
Parent Name: ___________________  
Contact #: _________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________
Child(ren) [names, ages and grade level]:
Email: ____________________
Emergency Contact (name and number other than number given): _____________________________________________________________________
 Preregistered by May 14: $10 per student; Family Maximum $30
 After May 14: $14 per student; No Family Max
Permissions and Code:
By signing this form, I give permission for my family to participate in the Crockett Tavern Museum Living History Workshops and:
  1. My Family and I will actively and fully participate together in the activities and class (lecture, discussion, hands-on) giving respect to speakers, other participants and the Museum and its collections.
  2. Parents are responsible for monitoring, caring, and correcting their children during the programs.  This is an interactive family experience --  not a drop-off program.  Crockett Tavern speakers and other leaders are not responsible for child(ren) other than to cooperate to teach and encourage.
  3. I grant Crockett Tavern Museum Living History Workshops and Crockett Tavern Museum permission to photograph, film, audio/video tape, record and/or televise my and the above listed child(ren)'s image and voice and biographical material in whole or in part in any medium known or developed in the future without any restrictions.
  4. I will not hold Crockett Tavern Museum, Crockett Tavern Museum Living History Workshops and any other leaders or members of this cooperative liable for any accidents or injury to myself or the above listed child(ren).
  5. I understand the opportunities for participation, fees and expectations. 
  6. I willingly cooperate and participate in the Crockett Tavern Museum Living History Summer Workshop(s).  I will explain these expectations to my child(ren) expecting them to be aware and comply.

Signature: ______________________________________
Date: ___________________________________________

Fees paid: _____________  Payment Form: ___________

Please also send your name and the number, ages and grades of students you will have in attendance to luvbnma@hotmail.com  Thanks!  

Summer Workshops

Workshops and Living History Events

May 23 9-2:30pm

June 13 9-2:30

Preregistration can be completed by stopping by Crockett Tavern during their hours (11-5 Tues-Sat) by May 14, 2014.  Preregistration fees are $10 per student for both workshops and/or $30 per family maximum.  Lunch is included in the workshop fees.  After May 14, 2014 fees increase to $14 per student.  Family max will not apply.

These are volunteer-led age-integrated workshops.  Volunteers are passionate about the Tavern, Tennessee History and sharing their skills and knowledge with others.  Many of the volunteers are homeschool students and parents.  For more information please comment here or email Fran Norris at luvbnma@hotmail.com

Living History Events: 

  • May 31, 11-5 Tennessee Statehood Day (free)
  • July 19, 11-5 Living History Day at the Tavern 
  • August 17, 2-5 Davy's Birthday Celebration (free)
  • September 27, 11-5 Smithsonian Associated Museums' Free Day