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2014 Special Events

Westville's 2014 Fall Harvest Days

Thursday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Untangle the Threads of History during our Fall Harvest Days as you discover how every activity in the 1850s was woven into the pattern of life!

Smell the cane juice being cooked into syrup. Hear the crackling of the fires. See the leaves turning and the snow white cotton being ginned.

In our three kitchens we will bake with cane syrup, cook with peanuts and preserve summer’s bounty the old fashioned way.


Muscogee Creek Indians will demonstrate traditional ways of storing food for the winter.

Our historic cotton gin will be up and running. The blacksmith will be pounding iron. The tin smith will be hammering tin. We’ll be dipping candles, spinning cotton, and working wood.

Enjoy a ride on the Mule Wagon through the changing leaves at Westville.

Take a seat in the Academy and listen to the Bluegrass! Wildwood Bluegrass Band will be at Westville on Friday and Saturday to pick, strum, stomp and sing. You'll enjoy this one!!!

Visit Westville village and let our costumed interpreters take you back to an earlier time and place!

Special Event Admission

$10.00 for adults and children (K-12)
$8.00 for seniors (65+), college students and military
Pre-K are always FREE




EVENT HOURS: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

There is NO CHARGE for this event but we ask that you
call our office and register ahead of time!
Please call 888-733-1850 to register!

Here's your opportunity to learn how to decorate "the way they did back then"!

Come out to Westville Monday, December 1st and learn how to make 19th century wreaths, swags, fruit boards, kissing balls and more, while decorating the village at the same time!


We will be working with sharp tools, wire, and other items that could be hazardous for our smaller visitors!
Because of this, we ask you to leave your small children at home.

Cookies and cider are provided for all our volunteers. You are welcome to bring a lunch and have it on the grounds, or visit one of the eating establishments in the surrounding area.

Click here for Westville's Mantle Nativity Scherenschnitte pattern




Celebrate Christmas this year with a step back in time at Historic Westville! Join us for all sorts of hands-on crafts that you can take home, and fun Victorian Christmas activities and demonstrations you can enjoy.

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(Special Holiday Hours!)

Visit with Father Christmas All Day!

Special Event Admission:

Adults & Children (K - 12 age): $10.00
Seniors/College/Military: $8.00
Pre-K: FREE











2015 Special Events



Westville will be closed for winter break January 1 - 14, 2015. We will reopen for tours Thursday January 15th. Regular Guided Tours.




















Friday and Saturday February 13 and 14

Harriett Tubman, Frederick Douglas and Sojourner Truth are just a few African-Americans whose destiny changed our country. Celebrate Black History Month as we explore less prominent 19th century scientists, artists, statesmen, and others.

Tour Westville and learn about incredible Africa-American men and women who overcame the beliefs and practices of the times they lived in to achieve the highest degree of excellence and honor in their chosen fields.

Visit our "Gallery of Heroes" where you will discover rooms dedicated to African-American Scientists and Inventors, Entertainers, and Statesmen who changed their world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Special Event Admission

$10.00 for adults and children (K-12)
$8.00 for seniors (65+), college students and military
Pre-K are always FREE

Discount for Title I schools. Please call 888-733-1850 to make group reservations.








Saturday, February 28th

Biscuits, Baskets and Blacksmithing! Beat back the winter blues and take one of our classes in basketmaking, blacksmithing or hearth cooking.

ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Registration form, details, and pricing will be available online shortly.












Thursday - Saturday March 26th - 28th

Plow by the moon, navigate by the stars, discover nature with cyanotypes, and more by joining us for National Women’s History Month as we explore 19th century women in science.

Discover the amazing and little recognized achievements of women in science, medicine, education and politics in the early to mid 1800s. Meet Anna Adkins, the first female published photographer and other women like her who overcame gender restrictions and age-old traditions to make their indelible mark on history!

Special Event Admission

$10.00 for adults and children (K-12)
$8.00 for seniors (65+), college students and military
Pre-K are always FREE

Discount for Title I schools. Please call 888-733-1850 to make group reservations.








Friday and Saturday April 24th and 25th

Bring your kids and put them to work! Have them try out different jobs and earn Westville greenbacks. They will discover the value of work, earning a dollar and managing money as they earn the dough, pay their bills and visit the Taxman!

Children will receive a special Westville Passbook with which they can keep track of their decisions and choices during the day. They will be able to try many different jobs, and as they complete them their passbook will be stamped with their earnings.

Combining work and play, kids will be able to experience a variety of 19th century situations in work, play and home. After completing a number of jobs they will go to the bank and collect their earnings. (Please note: This money is as negotiable as Monopoly money!)



Special Event Admission

$10.00 for adults and children (K-12)
$8.00 for seniors (65+), college students and military
Pre-K are always FREE

Discount for Title I schools. Please call 888-733-1850 to make group reservations.








Saturday and Sunday May 23 and 24

Experience the upheaval of the 1830s Creek Wars! The village will be inhabited by Muscogee Creek Indians who are eager to share with you their traditions, skills, and stories. Talk with the militia and citizens of the town and discover the “why’s and wherefore’s” of the Wars. We will re-enact 3 battles which took place nearby. Enjoy special cultural presentations throughout the day.

Hear first-hand accounts from re-enactors that tell WHY the Wars happened and how people on BOTH sides felt about it!

NATIVE-AMERICAN, MILITIA, AND CIVILIAN REENACTORS ARE WELCOME!

Registration information for reenactors will be available soon.

Special Event Admission

$10.00 for adults and children (K-12)
$8.00 for seniors (65+), college students and military
Pre-K are always FREE








Saturday June 13

Magic elixers, miracle cures and snake oil! Come and see Dr. Zeigler’s Traveling Medicine Show, a 19th century infomercial!

Put yourself “in the pink” with 1850s entertainment, belly laughs, and “a cure for what ails ya”!

Special Event Admission

$10.00 for adults and children (K-12)
$8.00 for seniors (65+), college students and military
Pre-K are always FREE








Historic Westville, Inc. P.O. Box 1850, 9294 Singer Pond Rd., Lumpkin, GA 31815 888-733-1850 info@westville.org