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Step Back in Time Summer Camp - July 31- August 3, 2018

Girl at summer camp with corn hushs


Step back in Time Camp, 2016 students at table

We had a great time this past summer. Look for this program again in 2019.

Ages 9-11. Cost is $99 per person. 
Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Weather permitting, activities might include:

  • Candle making
  • Old-time farming and trading post games
  • Quilting
  • Cooking
  • Weaving
  • Using slates, making copy books and writing with quill pens
  • Trips to historic sites such as Macon County Museum, Mountain Farm Museum, Nikwasi Mound
  • Exploring a local graveyard
  • Historic games and pastimes


Questions? contact Education Associate Peter Koch (828) 227-7129 or Heather Gordon, Jackson County Cooperative Extension (828) 586-4009.

Year-Round Fun at Mountain Heritage Center

Kids making cornshuck dolls at MHC

We have lots of fun learning activities going on through the year. Visit our calendar for event dates or contact us for more information.

Check out our hands-on activities in the MHC Gallery at Hunter Library.

This month our theme is Wood:
Build a log cabin, solve a wooden puzzle, learn about different types of wood, and try to connect various types of joints.


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.

Ball in Cup materials

Ball in Cup

Corn Shuck doll



Credit to the High Point Museum and the late Annie Lee Bryson of Cullowhee, NC for their assistance putting this sheet together.


Thanks to Susan Leveille for her assistance in working on this craft.

mug mat materials

mug mat


Bark baskets were often used by settlers to carry berries, kindling, and other small items. Make a replica bark basket out of cardboard.

bark basket in progress

Cardboard Bark Basket in progress.

finished bark basket

Thanks to Cagney Guest (MA 2015) and Sophie Potts (History, 2019).

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