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School Programs

Heritage Classroom

The Heritage Classroom was started more than 30 years ago. The program is a free educational program, produced by the Heritage Foundation, designed to help students learn more about historic preservation and local history. Our goal is to reach at least 1,500 public, private and home-schooled students each year. We do this through in-classroom programs, virtual programs and field trips.

In-Class Programs

Where We Live:

A PowerPoint presentation of Williamson County’s earliest history, from the Native Americans to early settlers in the 20th century.

Where We Live:

A PowerPoint presentation of Williamson County’s earliest history, from the Native Americans to early settlers in the 20th century.

FIELD TRIP:

A WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN

On a 90-minute stroll through downtown Franklin, students will learn about Franklin’s founding through its Civil War years and into the 20th century. Students will see historic buildings, hear about brave and interesting people and get a sense of how the City has evolved over time. The tour includes stops at a local doctor’s office, the home of a Confederate spy, the land of a very enterprising former slave and a church with Tiffany stained-glass windows.

VIRTUAL TRAVELING TRUNKS

Stayed tuned for more information on future traveling trunks!

TEACHER RESOURCES

Coming Soon!

Our teacher resources are designed to be on the leading edge of your collection experience, professional development opportunities and future teacher fellowships.

Explore all the upcoming Heritage Foundation of Williamson County-created curriculum resources and materials, which align with the Tennessee Standards and contain lesson plans and primary sources, including maps, documents, photographs, objects and much more!