Homeschool Friday: “Black, Blue, and Gold: Tar, Indigo, and Rice on the Cape Fear”
April 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Learn how these important plants (pine trees, indigo, and rice) and the skilled enslaved African laborers behind them helped create the economic backbone of the Lower Cape Fear in the 18th century. Participants will have the opportunity to explore history through hands-on activities, stations, and take-homes. The program is appropriate for ages 4–18. Cost is $10 per child, which is payable at the door. Friends of the Maritime Museum at Southport receive a 10-percent discount. Participants are free to move at their own pace throughout the individual stations. However, they are asked to register for an arrival time to assist museum staff with crowd control inside the museum and grounds. Registration closes at 4 p.m. the day prior. For more information or to register, email email@example.com or call (910) 477-5151 to register.