Please consider a field trip to the Wayne County Historical Society this school year. Your students will be able to: experience a real log cabin and do the laundry the old way with a washboard, enjoy shopping at the General Store (we provide the money and they can buy candy), churn butter after visiting a real colonial kitchen in the basement of the Beall House, examine artifacts of Native people from the Paleo-Indians through the Eastern Woodland Indians, get involved in instruction in a real one-room schoolhouse (writing their lessons on their slates), and so much more! If you choose the 10:00am – 2:00pm program, your students will have to bring their lunches and after lunch they will have fun at recess learning and playing period appropriate games, and grinding corn or nuts using actual Native American stone tools.
These are just some of the wonderful experiences we have available for teachers and students of all grade levels. Our collection is particularly well suited to the 3rd and 4th grade Ohio State Education Standards, as well as to those studying the Civil War Era. The ideal number of students for a 10:00am – 2:00pm visit is around 50 students with seven adult chaperones. Students are free and adult chaperones are just $5.00 each (additional donations are always welcome). We recommend at least one chaperone per 10 students. Regardless of the size of your group, we will work with you to make your visit a special experience tailored to your needs.
Please consider planning a trip in the Spring or Fall and submit your dates as soon as possible – the calendar fills up pretty quickly.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Educational Outreach Coordinator Nell Reardon firstname.lastname@example.org 330-317-0114