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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 They learn about artifacts recovered through archaeology here at the property, and hear stories based on these historical references.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...

Otis House Student Tour

What was life like in 1800? At Otis House Take your students on a trip back to the year 1800. This short program is designed to fit into a daylong class trip to Boston. Museum educators lead students on a dynamic, interactive tour of Otis House, the home of...

History for Early Learners: Programs for Preschool – Grade Two

A hands-on introduction to learning history At Pierce House or Your Site New For 2020! Programs listed below with an * are available in a virtual format through Zoom or Google Meet. Contact us for more information and to register! These fun-filled programs combine themed story books and hands-on...

Project CHICK: Chickens Hatching in Classrooms

Learn about life cycles with baby chicks At Casey Farm and Your Site Students learn about bird life cycles while helping to preserve the endangered Dominique chicken breed, which is raised at Casey Farm. A farm educator visits the classroom with everything needed to incubate a clutch of eggs,...

Quincy Revolution: A Family Divided

What happens when one family is on opposing sides? At Quincy House In 1770 Colonel Josiah Quincy I built the current Quincy House on his 250-acre country estate. Colonel Quincy and his son Josiah were devoted patriots, but his son Samuel was a loyalist who left for England after...