Space is limited in our signature program for homeschoolers!
Join the Homeschool History Club and see for yourself why History ROCKS at Belle Meade Plantation! In this monthly program, students explore and experience different aspects of American and World history through interactive games and activities, projects, lessons and so much more!
History Club is open to all students, Kindergarten through 12th Grade. (Kindergartners must be 5 years old by August 15, 2020.)
Please note that our Monday 4th-6th Grade Club is sold out.
Families can choose between 3 Club Days when enrolling: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. The Club meets once a month. A full calendar of meeting days can be found by clicking here.
To register, please click the link below for your preferred day. More details can be found below. For further questions, email [email protected]
Open enrollment will end Friday, July 24, 2020. After that date, all enrollment must be handled over the phone, with a $15 late registration fee assessed in addition to enrollment costs.
This year, we invite you to rocket with us through history to explore some of the most exciting eras from the past! From the Prehistoric Era to the Gilded Age, get ready to travel into places and times beyond your wildest imagination. Each month, we will touch down in a different time to find some fun, revolutionary, and even hidden stories of the past! As always, students will enjoy hands-on crafts, activities, games, and more!
Membership Dues for 2020-2021 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: Kindergarten-1st Grade, 2nd-3rd Grade, 4th-6th Grade, and 7th-12th Grade. Each club division is limited to 25 students per day.
Member Families are invited to the Annual Family Picnic (July 29, 2020) and the Year-End Celebration Picnic (May 1, 2021).
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.
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.
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.
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 in a certain month, please contact your club leader.
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.
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.