Calling all girls between 14 to 18!
Please dont miss your chance like I did!
I was turning 19 the year I found the Columbia Athenaeum School for Girls and I would like to encourage the girls that are of age to attend if they can.
"The Athenaeum Rectory began in 1835 and The Columbia Athenaeum School for Young Ladies was founded by the Smiths in 1852 and for over fifty years it had a national reputation for its quality and curriculum of mathematics, science, and business as well as art, music and history
Today, The Athenaeum Rectory is owned by The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities and two important education events are still offered.
The 1861 Athenaeum Girls' School will be July 6 through 12 in 2013. Young ladies of age 14-18 come dressed in authentic 19th century costumes, to study etiquette, penmanship, art, music, dance, and the social graces. In addition, they participate in side-saddle horsemanship, archery and other sports. The week is highlighted on Friday evening with graduation ceremonies followed by the formal ball to which they are escorted by members of the Jackson Cadets, a local group of young men dedicated to the study of mid-19th century history and customs.
|Samantha's mad skills|
On May 3 - May 4, 2013, a condensed version of the school is offered to women of ages 19 and above. Also attired in 19th century costume, for two days the ladies participate in the same kinds of activities taught by the same qualified faculty as do the young women.
For more information on the 1861 Athenaeum Girls' School and 1861 Ladies' Weekend, you may contact them using this link."
With permission, I used Samantha Bullat's photos she took in 2009.