History’s Kids, a Mint Hill-based group focused on teaching home-school students about colonial history, recently celebrated 12th Night, an 18th-century holiday marking the end of the Christmas season. The event took place at the home of the director and founder, Lisa Jillani. Students made 18th-century toys, listened to a presentation by Jeff Dworek, a backcountry North Carolina militiaman interpreter, and enjoyed 12th Night foods such as apple cider and Shrewsbury cakes. Throughout the year, History’s Kids club members take trips to explore Piedmont history and demonstrate 18th-century lifestyles. Students learn 18th-century skills such as sewing, cooking, net making, weaving and other colonial activities.
Find more information about History’s Kids online at www.historyskids.com or e-mail Lisa@historyskids.com. (Photos courtesy of Lisa Jillani)