Looking for local activities to enjoy with your students? We love introducing students and teachers to the rich history of Two Rivers Mansion. We offer educational programs that can be customized to fit your learning objectives.
Program staff will share the story of the enslaved peoples at Two Rivers and what their daily lives might have been like. Following this, students will see and study the “Slave Wall” containing the names of many of the people who made Two Rivers the successful plantation it once was.
Young people will learn the method of brickmaking once used by John Huff, the plantation’s brickmaker. At the end of the program each student will take home a miniature handmade brick, each etched with the student‘s personal mark.
Young people will see the home of the family that occupied the Italianate house built in 1859 and learn about the life of house slaves versus field slaves and skilled slaves.
Program staff will share the story of the Mississippian Indians and their history in Middle Tennessee and in particular the archeological dig performed at nearby Heartland Park through the use of visuals during a Power Point presentation.
Young people will see and experience hands-on —examples of the types of items the Mississippian Indians used in their daily lives and then enjoy some of the foods that Native Americans would have eaten — sunflower seeds and dried meat. They will also create a gorget (decorative necklace) to take home.
Young people will see the home of the family that occupied the house built in 1859 and learn about life long after the Native Americans disappeared from the land that now occupies this Italianate beauty.
**Please note: All program activity times are approximate.