Outreach Programs

Outreach programs bring museum resources including reproduction artifacts and documents to your school. Each class, designed for up to 30 students, includes hands-on objects, images & activities. History Kits are also available for rental.

Click here for information on scheduling group programs

19th Century Schoolhouse Grades 2 & 3

Students compare their education experience with those of children over 150 years ago and participate in 1850s school lessons including: arithmetic on a slate, a spelling bee, penmanship with a quill pen, and popular games.

Who Were the Quinnipiac Indians? Grades 1-3

Students study objects and images to learn about the lives of the Quinnipiac just prior to the settlement of New Haven.

Understanding the Quinnipiac Indians Grades 4-6

Students study objects, images and excerpts from the treaty with the English settlers to understand the Quinnipiac Indians’ daily lives and the changes they faced after the settlement of New Haven.

Slavery and the Cotton Industry, 1790s – Civil War Grades 7-12

Explore the invention of the cotton gin and its effects on slavery in America by analyzing primary documents and artifacts. Also explore New Haven’s role in the slave industry.

Environmental History Kits Grades 7-12

To understand the past, present and future of a place it is important to understand the history of its environment. These curriculum kits explore the changing environment of New Haven. These kits are available for week long rental periods.

  1. Newhallville
    Explore how the decisions of the past effect the choices we are faced with today. Look at primary documents to understand the environmental history of Newhallville.
  2. New Haven Harbor, 1638 – Present
    Trace the environmental history of the harbor through primary documents. What changes have been made? How has this shaped what New Haven is like today?

For pricing and scheduling information, please visit our group tours area.

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Upcoming Events

Events on March 2, 2017
Film & Disscussion: Reuse! Because You Can't Recycle the Planet
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: March 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Location: 114 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Events on March 5, 2017
FREE FIRST SUNDAY
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: March 5, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Events on March 6, 2017
CLOSED
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: March 6, 2017 - 5:00 pm

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