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

To Register as a participant in the 2015 Creek War and Cultural Event, please visit our registration page.








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