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About School and Youth Programs

Historic New England’s school and youth programs have earned national attention for the innovative ways in which they use historical resources to reinforce and enrich student learning.

Our programs are fun, multi-disciplinary, and suited to a variety of learning styles. Designed in collaboration with local educators, programs align with state curriculum standards and allow young people to learn through multiple approaches, including hands-on activities, role-playing, and cooperative learning. If you can’t come to us, we will bring valuable educational experiences to your classroom through our Programs-to-Go.

In addition the the programs listed on the search page, educators may be able to work with you to tailor a program to your group's particular needs.

Explore K-12 programs and resources


Within program descriptions, look for the following links to help you learn more

  • Click on "Curriculum Link" to see how the program helps fulfill state learning standards.

  • Primary Sources
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    Within some descriptions, a sample primary source used in the program is featured.
  • Some programs also include a "Pre-Visit" activity link. More extensive pre-visit materials are sent after a program has been booked.

Resources for educators

Find additional resources including essays on the benefits of learning experiences in historic house museums.

Contact us

Email Historic New England’s education staff to schedule a program.

Historic New England’s school and youth programs are funded in part by

The Barnes Foundation
Cambridge Trust Company
Christensen-Dunn Early Foundations Fund
Institution for Savings
The Lowell Institute
Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment of the Arts
Prince Charitable Trusts
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities


About School and Youth Programs