Education

Goodwood values education and strives to provide a wide variety of unique educational experiences to the community.  Our Calendar of Events keeps you informed of educational programs offered throughout the year.

Horticulture - With our magnificent gardens and grounds, we offer a number of programs relating to the horticultural history of Goodwood. These include monthly First Friday Lectures (held September through May) and the annual Winter Symposium where speakers of national significance offer presentations.

Music - Goodwood has an extensive collection of historic music. Dr. Wiley Housewright, former Dean of Music at Florida State University recognized the significance of this aspect of the collection and initiated the Housewright Music Series at Goodwood. At different times during the year this series brings music of earlier eras or from different cultures to Goodwood.

History - Each and every tour of Goodwood is an enjoyable history lesson. In addition, annually, Goodwood partners with the John C. Riley Center/Museum of African-American History and Culture to present Blended Lives. This is a week-long program that is a celebration of our community’s history designed to entertain, encourage, and educate both children and adults. Together we explore the powerful roots of our collective history in an effort to instill a new appreciation for a heritage that might have otherwise gone untold.

Goodwood also hosts a number of Living History Days with re-enactment actors and scholars versed in both the white and black heritage of this region providing authentic representations of days gone by.

Conservation - Goodwood hosts conservators and historians for programs related to the rich heritage represented by the collections.

Trips - The Goodwood Alliance offers trips to historic and cultural sites. Each year, Alliance members visit sites significant in regional history for behind-the-scenes tours. Recently, the Alliance has hosted trips to the Hudson River Valley (New York), the Brandywine Valley (Pennsylvania), Newport (Rhode Island) and Boston's North Shore.  If you are interested in joining The Goodwood Alliance, please call 877-4202.

I enjoyed participating in the Blended Lives Education Day and visiting the Goodwood Museum & Gardens. I learned that they made bricks from the ground. I learned that the Goodwood house was hand made. I also learned that wherever the dogs go the sheep go. This program should definitely be done next year because its educational and amazing. Sincerely, Rachel

Mrs. O’Meara’s and Ms. Ciaravino’s 4th grade class from Sealey Elementary
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