2016 Workshops

Annual Convention 2016


Jack Tales

Author and researcher Lynn Salsi shared the history of North Carolina’s Jack tales tradition and highlighted famous storyteller Ray Hicks.

Shake It Up!

Some of our most used words and phrases come from playwright William Shakespeare. Students in this workshop learned about the printing process for a folio and constructed their journals to record their own words.

Old-Fashioned Apple Snitzing

Members of the Piedmont Picnic Project taught junior historians about growing and preserving apples. Students left with their own seeds for a future apple crop. 

The Bee’s Knees

Participants learned how North Carolinians have attracted pollinators to their crops, past and present. Junior historians could demonstrate their pollinator knowledge by designing a pollinator hat or constructing a bee house to take home.

Doing It the Hard Way

What was life like for young people on a North Carolina antebellum farm? Junior historians in this workshop got a taste of this life by hauling water, milking our exhibit cow, and identifying cooking tools from the past.

Tobacco: Farm & Factory

An educator from Duke Homestead State Historic Site shared our state’s tobacco history with students and gave them a chance to try their hand at tobacco tying.

Primary Sources Fun. Really.

What are archives and primary sources? And can they really be fun? Participants in this workshop thought so after exploring the Treasures of Carolina exhibit. Junior historians also created their own primary source: a postcard.

A Conversation with the Magazine Creators

This “Advisers Only” workshop gave club leaders a chance to interact with the museum staff members who bring us THJH magazine. Some of the new offerings from the THJHA program for the 2016–2017 school year are based on the great ideas advisers offered up during this session.