2019-2020 History Club Theme: A Colorful History “Each color lives by its mysterious life.” – Kandinsky
Come join us this year at Belle Meade’s Homeschool History Club to experience the thrill of the history of color. Which color is used in medicine, photography, and architecture? Does your culture see white or black as the color of death? Where does the phrase “seeing red” come from? Each month, we will explore a different color and the interesting history behind it through interactive games, activities, projects, lessons and so much more!
Join the Home School History Club and see for yourself why History ROCKS at Belle Meade Plantation. In this monthly program, the Club will explore and experience different aspects of American history through interactive games and activities, projects, lessons and so much more!
There are 3 Club Days to choose from: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. The Club meets once a month. A full calendar of meeting days will be emailed soon after you register.
For all inquiries, please email [email protected]. After Friday, July 26, all enrollment must be handled over the phone, with a $15 late registration fee assessed in addition to enrollment costs.
Membership Dues for 2019-2020 are $120. Dues can be paid in full or monthly.
Choose from three meeting days: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday! Club members are dropped off at 10.00 am and picked up at 1.00 pm.
The Club is divided by grade level: Pre-K, Kindergarten-1st Grade, 2nd-3rd Grade, 4th-6th Grade, and 7th-12th Grade. Each club division is limited to 25 students per day.
Member Benefits: exclusive members-only backpack and invitation to the Annual Family Picnic (held in late July) and the End of Year Picnic (held in early May).
Can I stay with my child(ren)?
No, we do not allow parents to stay with their children. This program is not a field trip; our staff work very hard to craft engaging and age-appropriate lessons and activities for your children. Allowing parents to stay, even for a few minutes is very distracting for all the children. Secondly, all adults working with History Club are employed by Belle Meade and have background checks on file. For the safety of the minors on our site, we do not allow any other adults to remain with History Club. However, we do understand that a new environment may be a little nerve-wracking for some students. If your student(s) are uneasy about attending their first History Club, you may pull through the regular drop-off line, park and walk your student(s) in. Parents may only stay with their student(s) on the first History Club meeting until Drop-Off is over. Once the club programming begins, parents are not allowed to stay. We ask that beginning in the second month of attendance, parents do not park, but stay in the car line, in order to minimize distraction.
What should my child(ren) bring with them?
Club Members should always dress for fun! Closed toes shoes are recommended. Students need to bring a lunch and a drink from home. We always encourage students to dress for the weather. We stay under cover during inclement weather, but occasionally we do have to walk outside to access bathrooms and other buildings.
When does History Club meet?
History Club meets once a month on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Check your History Club handbook and calendar that you received upon registration for each month’s dates.
What if I can’t be at every meeting?
Remember, your enrollment dues are not attendance fees; if you are paying monthly, you will still be charged, regardless of attendance, since the monthly payment is part of your club dues. If you have any questions about what you missed if you can’t be at a certain month, please contact your club leader.
How do I pay?
When you register, you will have the choice to pay for one month, or to pay for the year in full. If you choose to pay monthly, your card will be charged on your Club Meeting day, August – May.
Why is there a fee?
When you register and pay online, there is a small fee. This fee does not come to the museum; it is collected by the third-party company that runs our reservation system. This company does not charge the museum anything and maintains their operating costs through small fees on online transactions. Note, the fee is only charged when you pay online. If you pay monthly ($12), the fee will be $1. If you pay monthly, the fee will only be charged on the first month – subsequent month’s payments will not incur additional fees.