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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 leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…