Join us for our popular series of homeschool classes.
Remick... where the basics are anything but basic.
- For students ages 6 and up (except where specified otherwise)
- Classes offered September–June, generally the 3rd Monday of the month—subjects & dates listed below
- Classes feature discovery through the senses and hands-on activities
- Group discussion encourages deeper understanding of each themed class
- Classes take place from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
- Pre-registration is required
- Participants must sign up by the Monday prior to each scheduled class
- We cannot accomodate walk-ins
- Students must be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone, not left unattended
- For group visits, see our Schools & Teachers webpage, which includes a list of available programming
(No charge for accompanying adult unless directly participating in the program project)
Program Manager Dawn Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org; 603-323-7591; 800-686-6117
Museum Store Attendant: 603-323-7591; 800-686-6117
CLASS DATES & TOPICS FOR 2016-2017
Topics are subject to change; changes will be noted here.
September 19: Fall Harvest/Apple Cider Sign-up deadline: September 12
October 17: Our Medicine Through Time Sign-up deadline: October 10
November 21: Cooking on the Hearth (Limit: 15 students) Sign-up deadline: November 8
December 19: Holiday Crafts Sign-up deadline: December 12
2017 Class details provided below
January 23: Making Herbal Lozenges
No homeschool class in February
March 20: Maple Sugaring Past & Present (Partial outdoor class)
April 17: For Earth Day: Recycled Newspaper Basket Weaving
May 15: Wild Edibles & Plant ID (Outdoor class)
June 19: For Dairy Month: Dairy Goats, Milking & More
No homeschool classes in July and August
September 18: Farmhouse Chores
October 16: Making Apple Cider
November 20: Open-Hearth Cooking
December 18: Historic Holiday Crafts
Get back to basics, at Remick!
Participants must preregister by the Monday prior to the class date.
January 23 | Herbal Lozenges
Join herbalist Carol Felice in making Slippery Elm throat lozenges for those winter time ailments. Slippery Elm has been used to soothe ailments like sore throat for thousands of years, find out how! Go from tree to treatment and take home a lozenge or two.
February 20 | The History and Art of Sign Making
Design your own wooden sign: Students will learn some history of wooden signs and several common symbols. Draw out your idea(s) for your sign; either a single word or short phrase which can be stenciled or traced onto the wood. Finish your sign by painting it to take home. These unique signs may spark conversations & memories for years to come! *Wear clothes to paint in & come prepared with a sign idea. Space is limited ~ be sure to sign up early. For ages 9 and up.
March 20 | Maple Syrup
Join Remick educators as we explore the fascinating science and history of Maple Syrup. Students will journey back in time to see how Native Americans, Colonists, and even our very own Dr. Remick transformed watery sap into a sweet treat. There will be samples!
April 17 | Recycled Newspaper Basket Weaving
Just in time for Earth Day! We will use recycled newspapers for this fun and earth friendly craft. Learn to weave and take home a basket. Afterwards we’ll explore the outdoors on an educational Quest around the Remick grounds.
May 15 | Wild Edibles
April showers bring May flowers…leaves, roots and more! Join herbalist Carol Felice to hunt, gather and enjoy some tasty plants found right in our backyard.
June 19 | Dairy
Help us celebrate national Dairy Month! Meet our dairy cows and Ellie, the dairy goat. Learn how to milk a goat and even try it for yourself. Tour Dr. Remick's historic Cattle Barn and Milk House to learn about the history of Hillsdale Dairy here at Remick Farm. Learn how to make wholesome dairy products including cheese and butter and sample your hard work!
No classes in July and August
September 18 | Farmhouse Chores
Join Remick Educators for a fun, hands on look back in time at life on the farm. How was clothing laundered before washing machines? What is the proper technique to wash an egg? Who knew work was so much fun?
October 16 | Apple Cider
Fall is here! Celebrate the autumnal season by joining us in making some delicious apple cider. Students will learn about apples, the history behind the elixir of apple cider, and the important role apple cider plays. What happens to cider if it sits for a while? Food preservation depended on it!
November 20 | Hearth Cooking
How did people cook before the days of electric stoves, microwaves, and Foreman Grills? Find out at this month's hearth cooking home school! Help prepare, cook, and feast upon a meal cooked over coals and flame. Be sure to dress in layers.
December 18 | Historic Holiday Craft
Holiday crafts and creativity! Join artist Kathy Johnson on a new take of a ‘historic’ craft.