History

Visit Length: Visits are designed for 3 to 4 hours. We can accommodate longer and shorter visits.
Group Size: Groups of any size are welcome! Large groups may be divided for a portion of the visit.
Fee: $5.00 per student; 1 adult free for every 7 students. Additional chaperones $10 each. Transportation providers free.

Register online or call 802-457-2355: weekdays 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Children on Hill Farms

Offered: September 4–October 31, 2019 & April 15–June 26, 2020

A farm child’s responsibilities.

GRADES K–3 Using sources from the past, explore the roleofchildrenasproductivemembersofthe19th- century farm family. While learning about their daily lives – including chores, school, and play – today’s children will be encouraged to compare and contrast the past with the present.


History Detectives

Offered: September 4 – October 31, 2019 & April 15 – June 26, 2020

Use your investigative skills to identify historical objects.

GRADES 3-8 While examining unusual objects and primary sources to learn more about the past, put your critical thinking skills to use and answer these questions: Who made and used it? What was it used for? When and where was it used? What can we learn from this? Why do museums collect these possessions from the past and why are they important sources of history?


Made in Vermont

Offered: September 4–October 31, 2019 & April 15–June 26, 2020

Sustainable living using the natural resources at hand.

GRADES 3–8 Ingenious and thrifty, farm families used natural resources on and near their farms to provide food, clothing, shelter, and entertainment. Examine homemade items (and compare the factory- made equivalent) to understand the traditional skills and concepts of thrift and recycling that enabled these families to survive – and even thrive – in a non-cash economy.