Last year Katie and I came up with some ideas for programs we could do over the summer. We had an archaeology program, candle-making class, and a scavenger hunt. The summer was a success and all the summer camps that came to the Heyward House seemed to enjoy the programs we came up with.
We decided that we shouldn’t limit it to just summer time, so we’ve come up with some dates this fall for an archaeology day and a candle-making class. The programs are open to adults and children ages 5 & up.
The public archaeology day will be held on October 18th from 10-12 pm. There will be two sessions for the archaeology, each lasting about an hour. $5 per adult and children under 18 are $3. Please call to sign up for the archaeology program by October 17th.
The candle-making class will be held on November 7th from 1-2 pm. Scented or non-scented candles can be made using 19th Century techniques. $6 per adult and children under 18 are $4. Please call to sign up for the candle-making class by November 6th.
If you are interested in these programs or want to know what else we have going on, just give us a call! 843-757-6293
Oh goodness! This has been one busy week, not to mention month! We’ve already broken the visitor record for September, it is the highest its ever been. We had a school group at the Heyward House on Tuesday; 110 second graders from Okatie Elementary. The biggest school group we have had stop by-so far. We are excited to see how many other schools decide to have a field trip to the Heyward House. There was a Docent Recruitment Day on Wednesday, and it was nice to see the folks that came out to that. Current docents also came to that event, and they enjoyed talking to the potential docents about the house and how things work here. The staff at the Heyward House are always thankful for the docents that we have; if we didn’t have them we wouldn’t be able to accomplish half the things that we do. They are an amazing group of men and women. The Mourning Tea and Oyster Roast are steadily approaching, and we are steadily getting ready for it. The Mourning Tea should prove to be great fun, and we are hoping that people start calling and buying tickets soon! It’s October 15th from 3-5 pm. If you are interested in the tea, please call the Heyward House! (843-757-6293).
It’s been a busy morning here at the Heyward House. We’ve already had over 15 people and it’s only 11 am! Can you believe it? 8 people wanted to take tours this morning, right at 10 am! That’s pretty amazing in our book. 🙂 We love that people are interested in the history of our little town. We have a pretty rich history, if I do say so myself!
Depending on the morning that we have, we can determine what the day is going to be like. So I think it is safe to say that a busy morning will mean that we will have a busy day. I think the rest of this year is going to be rather busy. We’ve had some school groups already schedule school days, hotels scheduling tour days for their guests, and people calling about tours!
We cannot wait for fall!!! It looks like it is going to be a good season ahead!
This is Alyssa, social media guru for the Heyward House Historic Center. It was decided that a blog should be started for the Heyward House to documents the goings-on at the house. I will try to blog daily about things that are going on here, and trust me quite a lot happens around here!
The Heyward House Historic Center is a house museum and official welcome center in Bluffton South Carolina. We are a town located between Beaufort and Hilton Head, if you have gone to Hilton Head you have driven through Bluffton. The Heyward House is located in the heart of Old Town Bluffton, the 1 square mile historic district. The house is one of eight homes and two churches that survive from the antebellum period. Little known fact about Bluffton: The Town was burned on June 4, 1863 by the Union Navy. (No, Sherman didn’t come through here.)
We’ve got a lot of history, and I will be happy to share it with the folks that read this blog. Stay tuned!