1/28/2018

The Art of the Book: Calligraphy Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
(12-Adult) In honor of Huntley residents who loved both books and art, we offer a set of classes that introduce different aspects of the art of booking making. Calligrapher Mary Teichman says that 'calligraphy is a great antidote to modern life.' Explore the art of beautiful writing with a variety of pens and brushes. These classes may be taken along or in combination.
 

2/3/2018

Make Old Fashioned Toys at Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  11am Sat
(4-Adult) Make simple toys to take home and play games like those enjoyed by the children who once lived at Historic Huntley. Special children's house tour and scavenger hunt included.
 

2/4/2018

JGS-Playing the Past Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sun
Girl Scout Juniors, Skill Building Awards, It's Your Story, Tell It!
 

2/11/2018

The Art of the Book: Paper Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sun
(12-Adult) In honor of Huntley residents who loved both books and art, we offer a set of classes that introduce different aspects of the art of book making. Calligrapher Mary Teichman says that 'calligraphy is a great antidote to modern life.' Explore the art of beautiful writing with a variety of pens and brushes. These classes may be taken alone or in combination
 

2/25/2018

Webelo/AOL Elec Adv:Looking Back/Forward Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sun
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure
 

3/11/2018

BGS-My Family Story Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sun
Brownie Girl Scout Skill builder, It's Your World.
 

3/17/2018

The Art of the Book: Bindings Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(12-Adult)In honor of Huntley residents who loved both books and art, we offer a set of classes that introduce different aspects of the art of book making. Calligrapher Mary Teichman says that 'calligraphy is a great antidote to modern life.' Explore the art of beautiful writing with a variety of pens and brushes. These classes may be taken alone or in combination.
 

3/25/2018

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sun
This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be found online. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.
 

4/2/2018

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  10am Mon
This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring what to bring can be found online. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.
 

4/4/2018

History for Homeschool-Trips & Studies Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Wed
(8-12 yrs.) Students learn by exploring Fairfax and Alexandria history each week. Class includes field trips to historic sites of local and national interest. Students must have basic reading and writing skills and be comfortable working in a group. Transportation provided for up to 10 children. Fees for entry and tours additional.
 

4/12/2018

Huntley in the 20th Century Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Thu
(Adults) Schemes and Dreams, Subs and Bombers. Meet at Historic Huntley and then car pool to the other side of the park to see first-hand traces of the park's 20th century history, arguably the park's most important time period. Discover the role Huntley played in the nation's defense. Learn about the schemer who accidentally made Huntley Meadows Park possible and the dreamer who defended it. Tour includes a mile stroll on easy ground.
 

4/16/2018

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  10am Mon
This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be found online. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.
 

4/21/2018

JGS-Detective Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
Girl Scout Juniors, Skill Building Award, It's Your Planet Love It!
 

4/22/2018

BGS-My Family Story Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sun
Brownie Girl Scout Skill builder, It's Your World.
 

4/22/2018

Tiger Elective Adv: Family Stories Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  10:30am Sun
Tiger Elective Adventure
 

4/26/2018

The Women of Historic Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Thu
(Adult) A society matron, an enslaved wife and mother, a farmer's daughter, a military wife; Historic Huntley has been home to some interesting women and has seen the lives of women change dramatically since the house was built in 1825. See Huntley from a refreshingly different view as we stroll the house and grounds.
 

4/27/2018

Twilight Hilltop Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  7:30pm Fri
(Adults) Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park. It's a dramatic setting made all the more stunning by the setting sun. Join us after hours for a special tour and see the house in a different light. Light refreshments served afterward. Dress appropriately for the weather.
 

4/29/2018

CGS-Book Artist Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sun
 

5/5/2018

History Discussions at Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  3pm Sat
(Adults) Enjoy a refreshingly different view of history at Huntley Meadows Park as guest speakers join us each quarter for a lively discussion of varied topics. Then enjoy a tour of Historic Huntley.
 

5/10/2018

House Detective Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Thu
(Adults) What clues reveal the story of a house? What can architectural details and styles tell us? Examine photographs, artifacts and the buildings of Historic Huntley and see if you can resolve some of the enduring mysteries of this place.
 

5/11/2018

Twilight Hilltop Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  7:30pm Fri
(Adults) Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park. It's a dramatic setting made all the more stunning by the setting sun. Join us after hours for a special tour and see the house in a different light. Light refreshments served afterward. Dress appropriately for the weather.
 

5/12/2018

Make Old Fashioned Toys at Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(4-Adult) Make simple toys to take home and play games like those enjoyed by the children who once lived at Historic Huntley. Special children's house tour and scavenger hunt included.
 

5/14/2018

Mason Tea Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1:30pm Mon
(Adults) Enjoy an afternoon tea circa 1830 much as Betsey Mason would have with the gleam of polished silver and proper tea etiquette. Sample a menu of tasty treats appropriate to the period in an historic setting as you brush up on your tea history. Includes a tour of Historic Huntley.
 

5/18/2018

Storytime on the Hill Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(2-12 yrs.) Bundle up in your jammies and bring blankets to sit on and snuggle in as you listen to stories from long ago the way the Mason family may have once done. Enjoy the sunset and spectacular view from Historic Huntley. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 

5/19/2018

Webelos/AOL Elec Adv: Build It Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sat
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure
 

5/20/2018

Archaeology Merit Badge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Archaeology Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be found online.
 

5/24/2018

Huntley in the 20th Century Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Thu
(Adults) Schemes and Dreams, Subs and Bombers. Meet at Historic Huntley and then car pool to the other side of the park to see first-hand traces of the park's 20th century history, arguably the park's most important time period. Discover the role Huntley played in the nation's defense. Learn about the schemer who accidentally made Huntley Meadows Park possible and the dreamer who defended it. Tour includes a mile stroll on easy ground.
 

5/26/2018

Delicious Dairy at Historic Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  11am Sat
(2-Adult) Churn your own delicious butter and taste fresh cheese you can make at home. Discover how Huntley, once summer home for the wealthy, became a dairy farm. House tour included.
 

6/1/2018

Storytime on the Hill Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(2-12 yrs.) Bundle up in your jammies and bring blankets to sit on and snuggle in as you listen to stories from long ago the way the Mason family may have once done. Enjoy the sunset and spectacular view from Historic Huntley. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 

6/2/2018

Bread and Butter Tea Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  3pm Sat
(4-Adult) The Huntley villa must have hosted many afternoon teas, but probably not one like this where the guests are asked to make their own fresh butter while we share stories about families who lived here. Teddy bears and favorite dolls or trucks are welcome to partake of the simple fare of bread and butter, fruit, homemade pot cheese, and a selection of teas. Includes tour of Huntley House and grounds.
 

6/3/2018

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be found online. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.
 

6/4/2018

Taux Trail for Homeschool Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Mon
(6-12 yrs.) Students spend two hours immersed in the life of Virginia Indians 400 years ago. Grind corn, make a clay pot, master corn darts and other activities.
 

6/7/2018

The Women of Historic Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Thu
(Adult) A society matron, an enslaved wife and mother, a farmer's daughter, a military wife; Historic Huntley has been home to some interesting women and has seen the lives of women change dramatically since the house was built in 1825. See Huntley from a refreshingly different view as we stroll the house and grounds.
 

6/8/2018

Twilight Hilltop Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  8pm Fri
(Adults) Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park. It's a dramatic setting made all the more stunning by the setting sun. Join us after hours for a special tour and see the house in a different light. Light refreshments served afterward. Dress appropriately for the weather.
 

6/9/2018

Ice Cream at Historic Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sat
(2-Adult) Make and enjoy hand-cranked ice cream as Huntley's Harris family may have done. Discover how the histories of ice cream and Huntley follow a similar path from elite luxury to family fare. Tour of ice well and Historic Huntley House included.
 

6/10/2018

JGS-Playing the Past Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sun
Girl Scout Juniors, Skill Building Awards, It's Your Story, Tell It!
 

6/15/2018

Storytime on the Hill Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(2-12 yrs.) Bundle up in your jammies and bring blankets to sit on and snuggle in as you listen to stories from long ago the way the Mason family may have once done. Enjoy the sunset and spectacular view from Historic Huntley. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 

6/25/2018

Great Inventions STEAM Camp (8-14 yrs.) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  9am Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
Enjoy hands-on exploration of great inventions and historical concepts in history including simple machines, the printing press, photography, flight and environmental science. Conduct experiments and problem-solving challenges in different fields finishing with a delicious experiment in thermodynamics by making (and eating) ice cream. Download camp forms from website.
 

7/2/2018

All-American Girl: Living Dolls (5-9 yr) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  9am Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri
Pack up your favorite doll and experience the life of an American girl growing up in different eras in history. Bring these times to life with your doll through fun activities, costumes, crafts and themed games in a beautiful historic setting. Each week offers different time periods. Bring snack and drink. Download camp forms from website.
 

7/16/2018

Dig It: Archaeology Adventures (8-12yrs) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  9am Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
Discover new treasures and learn how our ancestors lived. Archaeology is more than just digging, its solving mysteries like a detective. Visit a nearby archaeological site, labs and museums while getting hands-on interaction with artifacts and developing excavation skills through a mock dig. Bring lunch daily. Download camp forms from website.
 

8/6/2018

Dig It: Archaeology Adventures (8-12yrs) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  9am Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
Discover new treasures and learn how our ancestors lived. Archaeology is more than just digging, its solving mysteries like a detective. Visit a nearby archaeological site, labs and museums while getting hands-on interaction with artifacts and developing excavation skills through a mock dig. Bring lunch daily. Download camp forms from website.
 

8/13/2018

Cooking & Crafts Camp (6-12 yrs.) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  9am Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
Creatively experience history through simple recipes, heritage crafts and games. Make food the way great-grandma did, hand crank home-made ice cream, churn your own delicious butter and cook over a fire to make biscuits and other yummy snacks. Learn how to make paper, candles and how to weave. Prepare foods from our history to enjoy with lunch and be entertained with historical games and crafts. Download camp forms from website.