- Dec 03 2020 - Jan 03 2021
- All Day
Home for the Holidays
Explore Körner's Folly Virtually this Holiday Season
As a complement to your tour, or in lieu of a tour this year, we have compiled our best online resources for you here. You can enjoy beautiful photography of the home at Christmas, purchase one of our popular take-home craft kits, or download free coloring and activity sheets. All take-home programs are available for curbside pickup or can be shipped right to your home.
For Families & Children
Transport yourself backwards to the 1880s with the Victorian Time Traveler and learn about Körner’s Folly and the family who made it a home. Kits come with all the supplies and digital resources you need to enjoy hands-on discovery in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM). Kits are $3 per child. The program is designed for Elementary and Middle School Aged Children.
Create your own hand-embroidered Christmas ornament with our learn-to embroider take-home kit. Inspired by Polly Alice Körner, who was President of the Kernersville Embroidery Circle and a member of the Needlework Guild of America, this program celebrates her skill and love of needlecraft.
Each embroidery kit includes all supplies needed to complete a beautiful and traditional 3″ Christmas ornament in your choice of two patterns: A Christmas Tree or Holiday Cardinal. This project is recommended for those of any skill level and can be completed in one afternoon. Kits are $15 and includes supplies (thread, hoop, fabric, and needle) and an instructional handout. The instructions are for beginners, teaching the basics of pattern tracing, setting your hoop, and stitching.
For Curious Minds
Visit our Online Resources for a variety of printable activities, historical recipes, and unique information to dive deeper into the history of Körner’s Folly. You’ll find activities for all ages, anyone looking to learn more about Körner’s Folly, the Körner family, or the Victorian Era in North Carolina. We aim to add projects that can be made with readily available materials, that you likely already have at home. All activities on this page are free.
You can also learn more about the history of Körner’s Folly through our online, Virtual Exhibits. This holiday season we are debuting a new exhibit titled, Home for the Holidays: Exploring Victorian Christmas Traditions. Have you ever wondered about the origins of your favorite Christmas traditions? Believe it or not, we can thank the Victorians for many holiday staples we know and love today, such as Christmas trees, Christmas cards, and gifts, learn about them here.