Borrow one of our Portable Education Programs
Group Size: 10 – 40 students; 1 adult chaperone per 10 students.
Available: Monday – Friday
Cost: Free! Reservations required at least 4 weeks in advance
To Schedule: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students discover what it was like to live at the time the quilts were made and how quilt making was a social activity. Students use grade-appropriate geometry to examine quilts and create their own quilt designs using different shapes. Museum tours will explore quilts and furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries as displayed in our 31 Period Rooms.
A Trek Through Time
Grade 4 & 5
Using our historic period rooms, students observe and identify changes in American homes and infer how these changes reflect key historical events. We will use object-based learning standards and primary sources to study new technologies and new forms of communication, and work as a group to place these objects within a time line. This tour provides context for historical events and encourage students to explore American history through the first-hand accounts of its participants.