New Educational Activities at the Remick Museum
There are four new educational blocks to try at the Remick:
General Store and Trading Post—Students will learn about bartering and credit at the general store. While role playing they will be able to shop off the shelves of the store and decide what is needed versus what is wanted. Trade routes, lack of common currency, the need for a social gathering spot and the importance of the store owner will be discussed.
Building a Community—What do natural resources, geography and people have in common? The success or demise of a community! Students will decide where buildings, roads and certain jobs should be located on our 3-D community. As resources, technology and population change so do the buildings, needs and location of the community. No two classes will build the same one!
Livestock—Did you know that footballs were originally made from pig’s bladders? Students will learn to identify the different animals on the farm, their multiple uses, and the care and maintenance these animals need. A hands-on activity will reinforce vocabulary using farm-related props.
Sewing Skills—Students will learn about the history of needles and thread and how the mechanization of them has changed sewing, and how sewing, in turn, has helped form civilization itself. Several types of stitches, thread and needles will be discussed. They will learn how the invention of the sewing machine has changed our lives and made fashion mass produced and affordable. Students will learn 3 stitches and create a felted money/cell phone holder.
To receive a copy of our Education Programs Brochure by mail, arrange your group's visit or for any questions please call: (603) 323-7591 or toll free 1 (800) 686-6117.
Click here to request a date for your group
You may also click here to email our Museum Program Manager, Erica Boynton.
Cost is $5 per individual, including chaperones and teachers.
NEW! Please review our new policies for school group reservations.
Additionally, we offer the following programs — many can be adjusted to fit any learning level. Some of the same topics can be brought to the classroom through our Outreach Program and Education Kits.
BRING HISTORY TO LIFE FOR YOUR STUDENTS
Educational Visits for School Groups
- We provide history-focused, season-based and highly interactive learning experiences*
- Season-appropriate activities are available to complement classroom studies—we can help with your selection
- Various learning levels can be accomodated with most of the activities
- Some activities can be brought to your classroom through our Outreach Program
- For Homeschoolers: Read about our interactive homeschool programming
- Please take a moment to review our policies for school group reservations
- Frequently asked questions are answered below
*A list of programming options is provided below
Win a trip to Remick! In June of 2016 we welcomed Mrs. Sawyer’s 4th Grade Class from Wheelock Elementary School in Keene, NH, runner up prize winner in the Class Act Video Awards for their video "There’s no better place in all outer space than New Hampshire!" (Shown in photo, above.) We are honored to be taking part in this fun and imaginative contest during the 2016-2017 school year, our third year participating as a winning destination. The contest is sponsored by the New Hampshire Division of Tourism & Travel and ALL 4th grades in New Hampshire are encouraged to participate. We hope your class will participate and perhaps be our guest in the spring of 2017!
Abenaki Indian Studies, Grades K–12 (all seasons)
The Abenaki people have at least a 12,000-year history in the Northeast. Learn how they harnessed the abundant natural resources of the region as well as their culture before European contact.
Art History/Drawing, Grades K–12 (all seasons)
Children make the connection with the history and culture of a New England community by engaging in hands-on mediums of art, crafts and other creative activities.
Nature Hikes, Grades K–12 (all seasons)
Embark on a scenic hike around the farm by way of our low-impact Swift River Trail and our moderate-impact Binsack Trail to learn about wildlife, tree identification, ecosystems, and the effect of humans on the natural world.
Outdoor Cooking, Grades 4–12 (March–June/Sept–Nov)
Gather around the campfire and learn from our foodways interpreter how our ancestors used an open fire to cook meals, preserve food, render fat and process animals. Prepare a seasonal historic recipe to be cooked and shared.
Sticks and Stones, Grades 4–12 (mid-April–June/Sept–Oct)
Tour our historic farm to look at our various stone walls and discover their purpose on the farm. Take a peek in our historic buildings & barns to learn about wood and 19th-century architecture. The lesson ends with a wood-and-rock-fence-building activity.
Please contact us to book your visit or with planning questions:
Program Manager Dawn Evans at 603-323-7591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
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