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First Settlers, Early Colonists

Explore the early days of settlement in 1660s Newbury, Massachusetts At Coffin House This program immerses students in early local history in an authentic seventeenth-century setting. During a visit to Coffin House, museum teachers lead students in role- playing the daily chores, and skills that defined the lives of...

Historic Games: Newbury and North Shore

What did children of the past do for fun? At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm or Your Site Explore the pastimes of children from the Puritan era to the first years of the New Republic. Students play games, solve riddles, and find out how changing attitudes towards childhood affected children’s toys and...

Fun and Games: Metro Boston

What did children of the past do for fun? At Pierce House or Your Site Explore the pastimes of children from the Pilgrim era to the first years of the New Republic. Students make a toy, play games, solve riddles, and find out how changing attitudes towards childhood affected...

Growing Together Summer Camp

Enjoy a week of farm activities At Casey Farm, campers experience work and play from a farmer’s point of view: helping to care for our animals’ daily needs, collecting and washing eggs, watering the gardens, and having good old-fashioned fun. Throughout the week campers enjoy a hayride to the...

In Search of A Story: The Children of Castle Tucker

Use history to inspire student writing At Castle Tucker In Search of a Story: The Children of Castle Tucker is a language arts-based program geared to a middle school audience. A visit to Castle Tucker is the centerpiece of a unit that includes researching and writing a short piece...

In Search of a Story

Explore the process of writing historic fiction in an authentic setting. At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm Students explore primary source documents, diaries, and maps. They learn about artifacts recovered through archaeology here at the property, and hear stories based on these historical references. Students explore the life of Offin Boardman, a...

Learning to Weave

Get creative while learning about historic clothes Students will learn how wool is turned into yarn, try their hand at carding and spinning wool before weaving on a loom to make a bracelet or bookmark to take home. Program Details Available weekdays, year-round, for grades 5 – 12. 60...

Little Ducklings Summer Camp

Ideal for first-time campers At Casey Farm Introduce your little ones to Casey Farm and the camp experience with Little Ducklings, perfect for children ready to explore on their own, but not ready for a full week or daylong camp. For three mornings a week campers meet and interact...

Little Farmers Summer Enrichment Program

Fun on the farm for ages 5 to 8 At Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm   This program immerses younger children in fun farm-related activities at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. Little Farmers is a safe, stimulating daily adventure for youngsters in a beautiful farm setting. Each day, activities have different farm-related...

On The Farm

Discover how a farm really works At Casey Farm What is a farm and what happens there? To find out about life on Casey Farm, students meet farm animals, explore fields and farm buildings, get to act like a draft horse, and learn what it’s like to milk a...