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Family Ties at Pierce House

Massachusetts: Metro Boston

Program to Go at your site


Everyone has a history worth recording. Family Ties provides students with the tools to tell their stories. During the program, students learn how the Pierce family preserved their ancestral home in Dorchester and other family treasures through ten generations. Students learn how to conduct oral history interviews, examine historical documents, objects, and photographs, and design a family crest. Afterward, students apply these techniques to make family albums that chronicle their own families' pasts and record daily lives.



Weekdays, Year Round
Grades 4 - 6

At the Museum
2.5 hours
Maximum Group Size: 25


  • Up to 14 students: $100
  • 15 - 25 students: $175

At Your Site
1.5 hours
Maximum Group Size: 30 students per program


  • 1 program: $125
  • 2 programs (same day): $215
  • 3 programs (same day): $305

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Type of Program:
Field Trips, Programs to Go

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Telephone:(617) 288-6041

Family Ties at Pierce House