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Family Day

When: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 10

Where: Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville

How much: Free

Contact: 770-297-5900,

The Northeast Georgia History Center is hosting Family Day from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 with activities for all ages.
Hands-on activities and an interactive exhibit on presidential trivia will begin at 1 p.m.

Students will have the opportunity to make their own cherry pies, in honor of George Washington, of course. They will have dough to roll into a circle on which they will place cherry pie filling. Then volunteer “master fryers” will fry the pies and return them to the makers.

Another activity will have heads spinning. Hats or Wigs, again related to our forefathers, will allow kids to make an Abe Lincoln stovepipe hat or a “powdered” wig, Washington-style.

A third activity will be production of student “coins,” honoring the student rather than a president.

Residents Ben and Carly Wynne will have an extensive collection of presidential campaign pins on display. The buttons date back at least as far as FDR.

There will be performances at 2 p.m. by Wauka Mountain Chorus, under the direction of Gretchen Welch, with three age groups performing: The Cougar Chorus (fourth and fifth grades) Flute Troop (fourth and fifth grades) and Advanced Violin Adventures (second and third grades).

The History Center’s own Steve Gurr will head up the 2:45 p.m. scavenger hunts. Visitors can compete in family groups. The Presidential Scavenger Hunt focuses (obviously) on presidents. In addition to the usual written clues, family groups will also receive maps and will be challenged to follow the map to the answers.

All of the activities are free and will happen at the center located at 322 Academy St., NE in Gainesville. For more information, call 770-297-5900 or visit

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