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Colonial Trades: Making Community Work

What did people do for work in colonial times? At Pierce House or Your Site Students learn what life was like on Pierce Farm during the years leading up to the Revolution. A pre-visit activity based on Colonel Samuel Pierce’s account book allows students to take on the roles...

Creating a Scrapbook

What do your favorite things say about you? At Pierce House or Your Site We have learned a lot about the Pierce family’s history through documents that they left behind. Antoinette Louise Pierce lived about a hundred years ago and kept scrapbooks where she saved newspaper clippings, pictures, and...

Creative Spaces

Get inspired by Historic New England houses Program to Go at Your Site What does your room say about you? Learn about special spaces at Historic New England houses, view a scrapbook house owned by a nineteenth-century girl, and design your own room using collage materials. Program Details Available...

Cub Scout Programs

There’s so much for scouts to do at Casey Farm Historic New England’s Casey Farm in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, is proud to offer Cub Scout troops affordable educational activities to help scouts reach their goals for obtaining activity, achievement, and elective badges. Each of the following programs is an...

Dirt Detectives at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

What will you discover in the dirt? At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm Students become archaeologists as they excavate a mock pit with actual tools of the trade and process (put together) reproduction artifacts in a field lab. Inside the museum, they explore building archaeology via trap doors. They analyze objects to...

Family Ties at Pierce House

Learn how to tell your story At Pierce House or 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...

Family Ties at Quincy House

Learn how to tell your story At Quincy House Everyone has a history worth recording. Family Ties provides students with the tools to tell their stories. During their visit, students learn about Eliza Susan Quincy, who documented her family’s history using a variety of methods. Students learn how to...

Farm Adventures Summer Enrichment Program

Every day is an adventure on the farm At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm Children ages 9 to 13 learn how to care for, handle, and interact with all of our farm animals while discovering the wonders of the 230 acre Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. In addition, each day brings a special event, including...

Farm Explorers Summer Camp

Experienced campers do it all at Casey Farm This weeklong camp for our most experienced campers has children exploring far and wide on Casey Farm‘s three hundred acres. Campers hunt for frogs and tadpoles at the pond, learn about wild animals on a hike through our fields and forests,...

Farm Friends

Hands-on farm activities for preschoolers At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm Join us at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm for a weekly program of farm-related activities, outdoors in the sunshine or the sprinkles. Sessions run Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. throughout the school year. Highlights include Animal Care: feeding, grooming, mucking stalls Farm Chores:...