4-H Day

Community Engagement
Thursday, Jul 27 2023 @ 9am - 4pm

On this special day of the year, we highlight Georgia 4-H and our partnership with UGA Cooperative Extension Service for the public and 4-H’ers across the state. This day full of fun activities represents the 4-H focus areas of Agriculture and STEM, Healthy Living, and Civic Engagement.  

Meet Fulton County Extension Agents who will be displaying livestock, and AHC staff demonstrating beekeeping, historic farming practices, and more. Come by and see what the nation’s largest youth development program is doing at Atlanta History Center.   

This event is open to the public and ticket is included in the cost of admission.

Timed ActivitiesSmith Farm ToursVisit the 1860’s Smith Farm to learn more about antebellum life, enslavement  
and historic crops on a Georgia Piedmont farm; these 30-minute tours are in addition to the hands-on activities and demonstrations happening at the Farm all day.
10:30am, 11:30am and 2:30pmSmith Farm 
Beekeeping DemonstrationsMeet two of the Goizueta Gardens beekeepers for a 20-minute show & tell about the fascinating lives of honey bees and how we support them.11am, 12pmSmith Farm
Visit the Mobile DairyThe 30 ft. Mobile Dairy Classroom features a fully operational milking parlor containing a live cow used for milking and feeding demonstrations, operated by the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk.11:15am–2:45pmMcElreath Hall Roundabout
Lunch with the Ag AgentsGrab Souper Jenny to go and meet the Fulton County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agents to ask your gardening, problem plant and soil questions.12:30–1:30pmAmphitheater
Vote for 4-H! Running for office or supporting a cause? Get inspired by historic buttons from the collections brought out for a special viewing, and make your own. 1:30-4pmExhibition Hallway (Atlanta History Museum Building)  
Barbershop TheaterStop by to watch a 25-minute live performance about the life of Alonzo Herndon, a man born into enslavement who ultimately becomes a prominent Atlanta businessman and one of the first African American millionaires in the U.S.!2–3pmGatheround Exhibit (Atlanta History Museum Building) 
Ongoing ActivitiesExplore the Museum, Goizueta Gardens and Historic Houses There are 33-acres with 9 signature gardens to explore within Goizueta Gardens, 3 Historic Houses to find - Smith Farm, Swan House and the Wood Cabin, plus the Museum and Kenan Research Center with 11 unique exhibits about the people, cultures and history that have shaped Atlanta. 9am–4pm
Historic Farm FunExplore Smith Farm where you can visit with our animals, tour the vegetable gardens, and see engaging demonstrations of blacksmithing, woodworking, and open-fire cooking. A variety of historic crafts will be available to try throughout the day including wool carding, soap making, and candle-dipping.9am–4pmSmith Farm
UGA Extension & 4-H Information Table Meet some 4-H volunteers and how to get involved, plus informational handouts from UGA Extension about gardening and healthy living. 10am–2pmAtrium
Cyclorama: The Big PictureThe 10,000 pound, 49’ tall painting The Battle of Atlanta is fully restored, featuring a multi-media experience with 12-minute video every hour on the hour.  10am–3pmCyclorama (Atlanta History Museum Building) 
4-H Livestock DemonstrationsMeet animals that 4-H’ers raise and compete with at livestock shows, and learn more from a Fulton County Extension Agent about this fun activity.10am–4pmSwan House
Monument: The Untold Story of Stone MountainView this 30-minute AHC Original exploring the controversial history of the Stone Mountain carving through a documentary film and online resources, every hour on the half hour. 10:30am–2:30pmKennedy Theater (Atlanta History Museum Building)
Wheely Good Fun on the Blender BikeBlending fitness and nutrition, hop on and make a smoothie! (breaking for lunch at 1:30) 10:30am–4pmAmphitheater Overlook

For more information about joining Fulton County 4-H, and club meetings at Atlanta History Center, please contact Courtney Mixon at courtney.mixon@uga.edu.  

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