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In-School Presentations

Can’t bring your students out for a field trip?  We can come to you.

Schedule an On-Site Classroom Visit

Costumed docents bring the 18th century to life in the classroom with Hands-On History.

Seven Hands-on History Demonstration Modules Using Reproduction Artifacts appropriate for K-5th grade:

Artistic Expressions How the artistic expressions of various groups represents the cultural heritage of North Carolina. Meets Common Core Standard 4c.1.2. For more information click here: Clarifying_Objectives.Artistic_Expressions_.pdf.
Liar’s Club: What Is It, How Was It Made, and Why Was It Important? For more information, click here: What_Is_It_for_web.pdf
Work or Play—Chores or Toys: Children’s Roles in Colonial Times. For more information, click here: Work__Toys_for_Web.pdf
Clothing: Where Did It Come From? Try On Colonial Dress. For more information, click here: Clothing_for_web.pdf
Gender Roles: Lady’s Pocket or Soldier’s Haversack. For more information, click here: Gender_roles_for_web.pdf
Colonial Schooling: What Did Children Learn? Click here for more information: Colonial_Schools_for_Web.pdf
Life Without Electricity Click here for more information: Live_wo_for_web.2011_.01_.25_.pdf

For 6th-HS: Artifact Discovery is designed for the older child who can handle the additional challenge of recording his or her observations about unfamiliar artifacts. Its goal is to encourage the young people to think like archaeologists and curators. They are broken into small groups and don the white gloves which are used by museum professionals to safely handle artifacts. As a group, they try to determine what the objects are or were used for by observing, discussing, and recording data and then presenting their hypotheses to the rest of the class.

Teacher Must Remain in the Classroom.
$1.00 per student per module. Please allow 15-30 minutes per module depending on children’s ages.

Teacher Packet Available by Email after Visit is Confirmed

image Trying on Colonial Clothing

What visitors say

Thank you so much for letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.