Spring Programs are Open

Our spring line-up of Homeschool, Middle Homeschool, Preschool Adventures, Sneak-Peek-Saturday, Time Travelers Club, My Best Friend/ Doll Club, and Cooking and Crafts has been set and is open for registrations! Join us for a season filled with exploration, appreciation, and preservation.

Cooking and Crafts

The Cooking and Crafts program focuses experiencing history through simple recipes and crafts of the past. The themes and activities vary so attend one or all. Topics may include- butter, ice pops, ice cream, mini pies, or hot cakes. Taught by Ms. Alison. Each class stands on its own, so attend one, all, or several.

Dates Themes/Topics
1/9/2020 Pizza- Students will learn how one of American’s favorite foods came to be.
2/6/2020 Fondu for You- Go back in time to the 70s for one of America’s favorite foods and past times.
3/5/2020 French Fried Potatoes- This Irish favorite will inspire our class treat.
4/2/2020 *Cancelled Carrot Cake- Be inspired to sneak vegetables into a tasty treat.
5/7/2020 *Cancelled Ice-Scream for Me- Join us to learn how to churn the sweetest treat.
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Ages 6-11, Grades 1-5
  • $7 for members, $10 for non-members. Your Family Discount will be applied automatically in the cart.

Register for Cooking and Crafts!

Guided Hikes

Expand your sense of wonder during these guided hikes. We will be looping around down to the creek to explore the natural environment here at Autrey Mill. Hikes are open to all ages, but best suited to those who can easily walk a third of a mile.


3/14/2020 * Cancelled
4/11/2020 * Cancelled
5/16/2020 *Cancelled
  • 2 pm – 3 pm
  • $5 or free for Members
  • This is a Grown Up and Me Experience

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Home School Adventures

Our Home School curriculum provides an exciting learning experience developed to engage students in the study of topics combining environmental studies, nature, heritage, and science. Home school lessons based on nationally recognized curriculum and correlated with Georgia State standards in Life Science, Physical Science, and History. Stay after on Thursday classes for the Time Travelers Club!

This season’s overarching theme is PRESIDENTS! As we research past presidents, we will discover scientific advancements and learn how Americans lived during these presidents’ tenures. We will go back in time to explore nature and history through interactive games, stories, exploration, and crafts.Each class stands on its own, so attend one, all, or several.


Start Date Themes/Topics
1/22/2020 Presidential Teeth- We will learn about America’s First President and discover some toothy facts.
2/19/2020 Inventive Lincoln- Lincoln was the only president with a Patent! We will learn about how his inventive spirit lead to the Emancipation Proclamation and how it affected the daily life of citizens.
3/18/2020 *Cancelled Teddy Bear President- Teddy Roosevelt’s campaign with moving pictures was ingenious. We will explore how the camera technology developed.
4/22/2020 *Cancelled Gold Fevered Presidency- During the presidency of Andrew Jackson, Georgia began its Gold Rush. Students will learn why gold is valuable and experiment with the conductivity of different metals.
5/20/2020 GA Native President- GA Native President- President Carter was a native to Plains GA and in a family of peanut farmers. Students will discover the tools that Farmers used and the history of Peanut Farming in the south.
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm (bring a packed lunch and drink)
  • Ages 6-11, Grades 1-5
  • $25 for members, $30 for non-members Your Family Discount will be applied automatically in the cart


Register for Home School!

Middle Home School Adventures

This advanced Home School Program is designed to inspire exploration, appreciation and preservation of local history and the natural environment. Each class stands on its own, so attend one, all, or several



Start Date Themes/Topics
2/5/2020 History and Science in the Stars- As we will read and dissect stories and myths surrounding the constellations we will also discover the science and structure of our galaxy
3/4/2020 Fossils and Prehistoric History- Going back in time we will discover how fossils are made, and how Native Americans adapted to the land.
4/1/2020 Hybrids- Students will discover how humans have interacted with plants to manipulate them into sustainable sources of food.


Soil Sampling and Worm Gardens- While we dig in the dirt to discover different components within the soil and the animals that contribute to healthy garden soil.
  • 10 am – 2pm
  • Ages 9-13, Grades 5-8
  • $25 for members, $30 for non-members

Sign your children up today!

My Best Friend Club/ Doll Club

Bring a doll to the heritage village to join in on a variety of activities like making dollhouses, doll accessories, a doll journal, dressing up in period costumes, and tea parties. Games, hikes, explorations of our historic buildings, and other fun activities with a historical focus shared with a special friend. Held on the last Friday of the month. Each class stands on its own, so attend one, all, or several.


Start Date Themes/Topics
1/17/2020 Old Fashion Gifts for Doll and Me- Participants will craft a seasonal ornament.
2/21/2020 Shadow Puppets- Doll lovers will construct and explore historic puppets.
3/20/2020 Doll Accessories- We will make headbands for dolls and ourselves.


Old Fashion Games- Experience the past through games and activities.
5/15/2020 Fancy Tea Party- Join a tea party that includes decorating cookies!
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Ages 6-11, Grades 1-5
  • $7 for members, $10 for non-members. Your Family Discount will be applied automatically in the cart.

Sign your children up today!

Preschool Adventures

Our Preschool Adventure series based on a nationally recognized curriculum in life and physical sciences. Each adventure is different and has a theme chosen to spark a preschooler’s imagination. Included is a brief nature hike and a hands-on activity or craft. Class size is limited.

This season’s overarching theme is Growing Up Wild About Autrey Mill! Join us as we bring the past alive through sensory explorations.

Start Date Themes/Topics
1/28/2020 Less is More- Children learn that using less is a way of sharing resources. With Ms. Ackermann
2/11/2020 Wildlife is Everywhere- Children make observations that wildlife is all around us.
2/25/2020 What’s Wild- Children engage in stories comparing the lives of a wild and tame animal. With Ms. Ackermann.
3/10/2020 Field Study Fun- Children investigate the ground within a hula hoop observe plant and animal.


Seed Need- Children explore seeds as food and learn how animals spread seeds. With Ms. Ackermann


Hiding in Plain Sight- Children play a game of hide and seek to learn about important adaptations.


Aqua Charades- Children explore the importance of water for people, animals, and plants. With Ms. Ackermann.


The Deep Blue Sea- Children develop an awareness of oceans and ocean life.
  • 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Selected Tuesdays
  • Ages 3-6 (A parent or guardian must accompany their child)
  • Programs are rain or shine – other activities will replace the hike in case of inclement weather.
  • $7 for members, $10 for non-membersYour Family Discount will be applied automatically in the cart.
  • Parents are free but are required to stay for the program. No charge for non-participating siblings.

Register for Preschool Adventures!

Sneak-A-Peek Saturday

On select first and third Saturdays you can take a quick peek at our building collections and hear about our preservation and research efforts. No registration required.

Start Date
  • Tours at 1 pm and 2 pm
  • All ages Welcome
  • Free for members, $2 Suggested Donation for non-members.