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First Settlers, Early Colonists

Massachusetts: Newbury & North Shore

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This program immerses students in early local history in an authentic seventeenth century setting. Museum teachers guide participants in role-playing real characters who lived and worked in the 1660s, allowing them to experience tasks that children their age had to master as members of their “Little Commonwealth,” such as butter churning and wool spinning. Students will also record their experiences in a journal writing activity.

A museum teacher will visit your classroom before the field trip, bringing artifacts, costumes and character descriptions to prepare your students for their experience at the museum.

Weekdays: April through December
Grades 3-5
Maximum Group Size: 40 students
Cost: $9.00 per student
(includes one hour in-class presentation and 2.5 hour field trip to the Coffin House).

Type of Program:
Field Trips

Related Topics:
Colonial Life

Request this program:
Telephone:(978) 462-2634
Email:NewburyEd@historicnewengland.org

First Settlers, Early Colonists