2020 Step Back In Time in-person camp is cancelled but we are offering Camp Packets with activities, crafts, instructions, supplemental materials, and video links for families with elementary-aged children.
Themes, activities, and instructions are available for download:
Packets are limited to the first twenty families that contact the museum. Please call (828) 227-7129 or email our Office Manager to reserve your series of packets. Packets are free although a donation of $25 helps defray costs of supplies. The reserved packets can be picked up each Friday from 9am to 5pm at the MHC at Hunter Library on the WCU campus. Arrangements will be made to safely deliver the packet to your car.
Here are some activities you can try at home! Click on the title of the toy or activity to download a pdf of the instructions.
Foxfire 6 has many traditional toys and games. Here's one we've enjoyed making and playing with for many years.
Credit to the High Point Museum and the late Annie Lee Bryson of Cullowhee, NC for their assistance putting this sheet together.
Bark baskets were made in the spring from the bark of Poplar trees. They were used by settlers to carry berries, kindling, and other small items. Make a replica bark basket out of cardboard.
Check out our hands-on activities in the MHC Gallery at Hunter Library.
Our theme currently is Wood:
Build a log cabin, solve a wooden puzzle, learn about different types of wood, and try to connect various types of joints.