On-Site Museum Programs
Sampler (Grade 3+) and Junior Sampler (K-2) of Early American Life
What was it like to live in the 1700s? Students explore our historic house to learn
about colonial life, clothing, foods, and medicines. Program led by costumed museum teachers. Enhance the program with an add on such as Colonial Schoolhouse, Hearth Cooking, or Colonial Amusements! Program length: 1 1/2 hours. Fee: $7/student. Minimum: 10 students, Maximum: 50 students.
ADD ON! Colonial Schoolhouse
What was colonial school like? Further your students’ experience by attending a
colonial school, using primers, slates, and quill pens. Add 1 hour to program.
ADD ON! Hearth Cooking
What types of food did colonial people eat? The ultimate
colonial experience! Students will help make “Flatjacks” over an open fire when
you add this element to any of our Sampler programs.
ADD ON! Colonial Amusements
What did children do for fun? Further your students’ experience by playing the games children enjoyed over 200 years ago. Maximum: 50 students. Grades 2-8.
A Day of Living History
How did colonial families live, work, and play? A day in the life of a colonial person!
Students research the roles of families who lived in Noah Webster’s neighborhood
in 1774. Led by our costumed museum teachers, students move through our house while
doing chores, attending school, dancing, playing games, and cooking their own lunch
on an open hearth. Use of our pre-visit materials is required. Grade 4 and up. Program
length: 4 hours. Minimum: 10 students, Maximum: 50 students.
What issues led to the American Revolution? At a 1774 town meeting, Hartford colonists
voted to stop trade with England in response to policies that they thought were
unfair. Role-playing Patriots versus Loyalists, the students move through our historic
house while discussing the issues of the day with our costumed museum teachers.
Then they have a chance to vote during their own 1774 town meeting. Use of our pre-visit
materials is required. Grade 5 and up. Program length: 1 1/2 hours. Minimum: 10 students, Maximum: 50 students.
History Explorers Program for Title 1 Schools
Inquire about subsidized programs for Connecticut Title 1 Schools. Contact the Education Department for more details and funding possibilities at (860) 521-5362 x14.
Prices start at $12 per student and $5 per students per add on. Prices subject to change. Contact the Education Department for current school year pricing.