Welcome to Rocky Mount
Educational Programs for Everyone
Our Educational Programs are Designed for K-12 and Beyond.
We Believe Education is Important!
- Our Programs -
Living History Tour
This program offers your group the opportunity to interact with the Cobb and Massengill families in the year 1791. It includes a video orientation, a brief guided museum gallery tour, and costumed interpretation through the historic site. The Living History Tour accommodates both large and small groups. Usually requires a stay of around 2 hours.
Living History Tour & Craft
The Tour and Craft option allows your students to get hands-on experience with 18th century crafts, as well as the Living History Tour described above. It normally requires 3 1/2 hours and is only available for groups up to 80 students.
Living History Sampler
Samplers are structured to accommodate very large groups (80 students or more.) As the title suggests, students will get a “sample” of 18th century life and demonstrations. Requires a stay of 3 to 4 hours.
Suitable for our youngest visitors, this program includes stories and games, a visually oriented “Adventure Tour,” a visit with Rocky Mount’s Cotswold sheep and a take home art project. You can choose a special emphasis on wool processing or traditional toys. Requires a stay of 1 1/2 hours.
This program consists of a 3rd person tour of the Cobb farmstead and introductory video, with the emphasis on wool processing and a visit with Rocky Mount’s Cotswold sheep.
This program is designed to “come to you.” With our outreach programs, you decide which lesson(s) we will bring to your class. We have multiple lessons that you can choose from that average around 45-60 minutes. Some programs come with additional crafts that will require certain age groups and additional lesson time.
• Option 1, “Fashion’s Statement,” is intended for 3rd-12th grade and adult groups. “Fashion’s Statement” focuses on clothing of the 18th century. In this course you learn about fashion from all classes of society and the many materials used to create clothing.
• Option 2, “Nature’s Palette,” is designed for preschool-12th grade and adults groups. This program’s focus is on the variety of dyes that could be created through objects found in nature.
• Option 3, “The Mightiest Tool,” this program is designed for 3rd-12th grade and adult groups. “The Mightiest Tool” focuses on the importance of writing and the tools needed to do so. This lesson also offers an additional craft class only for 6th grade and up, as you will be creating your own quill pens and journals.
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To schedule your visit, call 423-538-7396
Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Reservations are available year round and are accepted up to one year in advance.