Family Ties: Stekionis House

Learn how to tell your story

at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Everyone has a history worth recording. Family Ties provides students with the tools to tell their stories. During the program, students learn how Jacob and Dorothy Stekionis emigrated from Lithuania just after WWI and lived in the tenant farmhouse at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, working the land, raising a family, and adapting to a new life here in Newbury.

Students explore Jacob and Dorothy’s work on the farm through hands-on experiences including wringing out and hanging laundry, gathering eggs, and spotting family treasures throughout the farmhouse, while also practicing techniques needed to gather their own unique family history such as conducting interviews and examining artifacts and documents.

In the foreground, two students prepare to hang a wet sheet on a laundry line. In the background, students work with washboards over buckets, doing the laundry

Program Details

Offered Weekdays, May – October

Length: 2.5 hours

Cost: $12.00 per student.

Maximum Group Size: 100 students

Type of Program: Field Trips

Related Topics: Family, Farming

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Curriculum Links

History and Social Science         

Grade 4                          

T2, 02. 03. 04


Grade 5

T1, 01. 03

T1, 01.02.03

Grade 6

T2, 02

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