Chief Vann House Historic Site


Saturday, June 6, 2020

Guided Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Join us at the Museum for a guided hike celebrating National Trails Day. You will be guided through the woods to the God's Acre Cemetery, about one mile total. Along the way you'll see evidence of wildlife, identify native trees, identify birds, see an old roadbed, freshwater springs and learn other tidbits of Vann family history. $3. 706-695-2598.
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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Bark Basket Crafting
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Containers played an important role in the lives of traditional cultures around the globe. Join artist Andrew Lee to acquire the skills and materials necessary to create and take home your own folded bark basket with natural vine handle. Love basket weaving? Try this basket folding class. Age 18+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Homeschool Day: Archaeology Day!
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Learn about historic artifacts and the archaeologists who study them. We’ll show you the tools and steps archaeologists use to uncover the past. Rangers will host activities on reading soil stratigraphy, how to “bag-and-tag” artifacts, and how to read an archaeological site map and even grid a historic building for yourself. $5.50 706-695-2598.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Homeschool Day: Birding, hiking, and dendrochronology
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Local birder Josh Spence and Ga Forestry Ranger Blake Lovell will be hosting the hikes, including an activity about dendrochronology, or the science of gauging the age of a tree by counting its internal rings. Call to pre-register for this ridiculously cool event. Bring your own binoculars for the optimal birding experience! $5.50 706-695-2598.
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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Vann House Days - 19th Century Cherokee History
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Dive into the daily life of an 18th-19th century family. For the 42nd year, Friends of the Vann House Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of skills such as blacksmithing, herbology, churning butter, quilting, weaving, blow guns, pottery and more. The historic Cherokee house and grounds will be open for tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Vann House Days - 19th Century Cherokee History
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Dive into the daily life of an 18th-19th century family. For the 42nd year, Friends of the Vann House Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of skills such as blacksmithing, herbology, churning butter, quilting, weaving, blow guns, pottery and more. The historic Cherokee house and grounds will be open for tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Atl Alt and Dart Crafting
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
The atl atl is a highly effective piece of hunting technology that has been used by many cultures across the globe, including the American Indian. Gather the tools and knowledge needed to construct your own and the supplies to continue crafting at home. You'll even learn to throw the dart. Ages 13+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Your State Parks Day-Free Admission to Volunteers
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Bring the family and bring the friends to help maintain your local park. We are offering free admission and and a t-shirt to volunteers. Projects include: cleaning the nature trail, shrubbery pruning, garden clearing. Bring water, sun protection, bug-spray, closed toed shoes. Free admission includes the Vann House, log-cabin exhibits, and museum. 706-695-2598.
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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Flint Knapping/Arrowhead Crafting
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
A 2,000,000-year-old habit that’s hard to break! The creation of a stone tool is one of the earliest technologies known to humankind. Students will create multiple stone tools by the end of class and leave with everything needed to create more, including your own pressure flaker. Age 13+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Candlelight Tours
Friday, Dec 11, 2020 5 PM to 9 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Tour the mansion by candlelight for a beautiful glimpse of a historic Moravian Christmas as celebrated by the first Spring Place missionaries in the early 1800s. Enjoy live music, natural scenery, and finish up with cookies and cider in a cabin exhibit. No reservation necessary, arrive by 8 p.m. for the full experience. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Candlelight Tours
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 5 PM to 9 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Tour the mansion by candlelight for a beautiful glimpse of a historic Moravian Christmas as celebrated by the first Spring Place missionaries in the early 1800s. Enjoy live music, natural scenery, and finish up with cookies and cider in a cabin exhibit. No reservation necessary, arrive by 8 p.m. for the full experience. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.