Liberty Hall Museum’s drop-off, after school programs are designed to engage your child as they experience and explore American history. Museum educators in period dress will guide your child through structured programs using the museum’s extensive collection of artifacts and documents. Programs run every Tuesday on a rotating 6-week schedule from 3:00pm-5:00pm. See the museum’s event calendar for more information and program dates. Program price: $12 per child and LHM members $10. Click here to purchase tickets.
Programs are recommended for grades 1st-5th!
Houses and Homes:
Explore the world of architecture! Through hands-on activities, students will gain an understanding of the types of building materials used for houses and homes around the world. By examining the buildings on Liberty Hall’s property, students will learn how different building materials were used throughout time and how climate, building function, and culture affect architecture. Students will spend time in our design lab creating their own two-and-three dimensional structures from a wide variety of materials.
Apprentice, Journeyman and Master: Trades at Liberty Hall:
Many members of Early American communities were tradespersons, all providing necessary goods and services that made it possible to build a house like Liberty Hall. We’ll learn about the roles of the different tradespersons who worked together to form an interdependent community web.
Board games have occupied children and adults alike for thousands of years. We’ll learn about the history of board games and take a look at some 20th century games left behind at Liberty Hall by the Kean children. Students will use a variety of materials to craft their own original board game.
Family Crest Fun:
Travel back to Medieval times to learn the history surrounding coats of arms. We’ll look at the family crest created for the Kean family and some of the objects in the museum and at the university that bear that crest before designing our own crests using authentic symbols handed down from the Middle Ages.
Take a closer look at those coins in your piggy bank! During early American times, colonists used a variety of currency to make purchases. We’ll look back at how colonial commerce functioned from bartering to trading in a variety of currencies. Then we’ll learn how modern coins are designed before creating an original design for our own currency.
Knock, knock! Anybody home? In this outdoor based program, students will learn about trees as habitats and will inventory the plants and animals that live in, on, and around trees to discover the many ways plants, animals and humans depend on trees.