2020 SPECIAL EDITION SUMMER/FALL FAMILY GUIDE TO ACTIVITIES

 

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Alabama

MOBILE MEDICAL MUSEUM, 1664 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, AL 36604, 251-415-1109, admin@mobilemedicalmuseum.org. 300 years of medical history form the shocking to the inspiring. Tours by appointment. mobilemedicalmuseum.org.

SACRED WAY SANCTUARY, 4409 County Road 200, Florence, Alabama 35633, 256-648-0582, sacredwaysanctuaryhorses@gmail.com. Sacred Way Sanctuary is a research, education, and preservation facility dedicated to honoring the history of the horse in the Americas and its relationship with Native Nations. Our 100-acre wildlife preserve provides a safe haven for a rare breed of horse – the Ancient Horse of the Americas. Our Visitor’s Center offers the following: An Interpretive Center and Museum, which combines artifacts and cutting edge research to tell a remarkable story; a Trading Post, featuring high quality, authentic traditional arts and crafts; and an outdoor meeting and teaching space where students and families can learn about Native heritage of the area and Native history, in general. * Visitation of our preserve is limited to research and educational purposes to preserve the integrity of their habitat. www.sacredwaysanctuary.org

Delaware

DELAWARE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, 302-655-7161, deinfo@dehistory.org. The mission of the Delaware Historical Society today is to serve as the statewide, non-profit organization that preserves, explores, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community. The Delaware Historical Society has designed programs to enhance your Delaware history curriculum through engaging and interactive learning within the Delaware History Museum and the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. Programs at these two sites will enhance your classroom curriculum by teaching students about Delaware’s history through hands-on, inquiry based, active learning. Students will explore and experience important events and themes in state and national history. http://dehistory.org/

DELAWARE STATE POLICE MUSEUM, 1425 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901, 302-739-7700, Peggy.L.Anderson@delaware.gov. The Delaware State Police are very proud of their heritage and want to share it with the public through our Museum. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about law enforcement methods, highway safety efforts and a wide variety of other important topics. From viewing patrol cars and motorcycles of the past, to sitting at an actual 911 command and control console, visitors can enjoy a view of policing from both the past and present. Also included, as an integral part of the Museum, is a complete memorial dedicated to the troopers who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice to public safety. https://dspmuseum.com/.

IRON HILL SCIENCE CENTER, 1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702, 302-368-5703, director@ironhillsciencecenter.org. Our programs focus on earth science, archaeology, Native American studies, natural history, and paleontology as they relate to Delaware and the region. Owned and operated by the Delaware Academy of Science, Inc. http://ironhillsciencecenter.org/.

NEMOURS ESTATE, 850 Alapocas Drive Wilmington, DE, 19803 (mailing address is 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803), 302-651-6917, annie.thomas-bubel@nemours.org. Nemours Estate is a historic property featuring an early 20th century mansion and 200 acres of gardens and grounds. We share a campus and a legacy with the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children located next door. We offer custom educational experiences for small groups on a wide range of topics. Our interpretive strengths are philanthropy, history, art, horticulture, engineering, and well-being. We are happy to create a personalized experience for your group. Program cost is $5 per person for a 30 minute to 2-hour session. Space is limited and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are available from May through December 2020. www.nemoursestate.org

RESORTQUEST BY WYNDHAM VACATION RENTALS, 33176 Coastal Highway, Suite 3, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, 1-302-541-8850, timothy.fisher@wynvr.com. ResortQuest takes the business of your vacation very seriously and are committed to exceptional customer service from booking to arrival and from check-in to check out … and beyond. Serving Coastal Delaware since the early 1970s, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals has the privilege of representing more than 800 privately-owned vacation rentals – ranging from oceanfront condos to golf course getaways and from colossal coastal cottages (up to 11 bedrooms, sleeping 22) to quiet canal front escapes with private pools. Available In a variety of locations and price points, all are detailed on RQ’s Web site with photos, descriptions, and calendars – and all are bookable online. Your family’s next beach adventure is waiting. What are you waiting for? Start your vacation rental search at RQHomeSchoolers.com.

Georgia

STORYLAND THEATRE, Post Office Box 14875, Augusta GA 30919-0875, 706-736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. STORYLAND THEATRE, Grover Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904, 706-736-3455, storylandtheatre@gmail.com. www.storylandtheatre.org.

Maryland

HISTORIC SHIPS IN BALTIMORE, 301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-396-3453, administration@historicships.org. There are many ways to experience the Historic Ships in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Overnight adventures allow groups to spend the night aboard one of our historic vessels engaging in hands-on historical programming. Sleep in authentic berthing spaces and live the history for a night. We also offer group tour programs to explore one of our vessels with a museum educator as your guide. Group programs cover your choice of topics and include presentations & hands-on activities that focus on the lives and duties of those who served at sea. www.historicships.org

Massachusetts

LEXINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420, 781-862-3763, ckauffman@lexingtonhistory.org. The Lexington Historical Society’s three historic houses (Hancock-Clarke House, Buckman Tavern and Munroe Tavern) are a great resource for your children and home-school groups. Lexington Historical Society offers a 3-class institute tailored specifically to homeschoolers that can be shortened or extended in length. The class allows participants to not only learn about the first days of the Revolutionary War, but also become active participants as they complete several “hands-on, mind-on” activities as well as touring the historically significant properties in Lexington. Please contact the Manager of Education and Interpretation for more information and pricing: 781-862-3763 or ckauffman@lexingtonhistory.org. https://www.lexingtonhistory.org/education.html.

MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247, 413-622-2111, grouptours@massmoca.org, selfguidedgroups@massmoca.org. MASS MoCA is one of the liveliest (and largest) centers for making, displaying, and enjoying today’s most important art, music, dance, theater, film, and video. With vast galleries and a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor works (including 250,000 sq. ft. of gallery space dedicated to partnerships with Laurie Anderson, the Louise Bourgeois Trust, Jenny Holzer, Anselm Kiefer with the Hall Art Foundation, Sol LeWitt and James Turrell.), the factory-turned-museum is “a site for all eyes” (the New York Times) massmoca.org/visit/group-tours-school-group-info/.

NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02806, 508-997-0046 education@whalingmuseum.org. The New Bedford Whaling Museum has always been a great destination for relevant, engaging, and culturally responsive educational programming and learning resources. In the spring, the Whaling Museum launched a bounty of new (and tried-and-true) ways for educators, parents, and students to learn and engage with our history, science, art, and cultural content and programming online. Visit Museum From Home pages for parents, educators, and students at www.whalingmuseum.org to begin exploring. www.whalingmuseum.org/learn

Michigan

FLINT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 1602 West University Avenue, Flint, MI,48504, (810)-767-5437, discovery@flintchildrensmuseum.org. The Flint Children’s Museum inspires discovery, learning and imagination through hands-on play. It’s a great resource for teachers and schools looking to provide a valuable, engaging experience for elementary and preschool age children. All 40+ hands-on exhibits reinforce Next Generation Science Standards and are customizable! Transportation assistance for qualifying schools and an optional space for lunch and snacks is available! http://flintchildrensmuseum.org/.

GRAND RAPIDS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, 616-235-4726, info@grcm.org. The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is a place for open-ended, creative play that fuels innovation, educational development, and self-realization for every child in our community. Since opening its doors in 1997 in the heart of downtown, amidst the growing arts and cultural scene of the city, the GRCM has focused its services on the belief that play is essential for healthy development, has the power to transform, benefits all ages, is a right intrinsic to all people, and benefits all families. grcm.org

New Jersey

FARMSTEAD ARTS CENTER, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920, 908 636 7576, admin@farmsteadarts.org. Located on the grounds of the historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, Farmstead Arts Center is a center for fine, performing, and practical arts offering year-round programming of concerts, theater performances, art exhibitions and special events like barn dances and holiday boutiques. Artists in residence offer all varieties of art classes and workshops. Trustees, staff, volunteers, and members manage Farmstead Arts activities as well as help preserve the historic property that is listed on the National & NJ Registers of Historic Places. The Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead (dba as Farmstead Arts) is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization. https://farmsteadartscenter.org

LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE, 354 Great Meadows Road (Rt. 611), Hope, NJ 07844, 908-459-5100. Our 65th year, Land of Make Believe is a special Educational experience, designed by a teacher and built specifically to excite children’s imagination and make learning fun. Our park features interactive Educational & Historical Learning activities in Safe Wholesome Environment. Lowest Group Rates, Free Parking and Free Chaperone program makes it perfect for your group trip! www.Lomb.com.

MAINSTAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 27 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ 08012, 856-302-6585, academy@mainstage.org. “Let’s Put on a Show” for homeschool students. Classes beginning October 5, 2020 to November 6, 2020 on Tuesdays. Ages: 5-8 years, 1-2 pm and ages 9-12 years, 2-3 pm. Performance (Over the Rainbow) presented on Tuesday November 6, 2020. Cost: $65 per student. Register at bit.ly/mainstagearts.

NEW JERSEY SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM, 22 Magruder Road, Fort Hancock, NJ 07732, contact Melanie Tarling, Education Associate, MTarling@njseagrant.org or 732-872-1300 x13. New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is a not for profit organization dedicated to greater knowledge and conservation of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment. Education programs are available for homeschool groups that explore coastal science and STEM learning through guided, hands-on, inquiry-based experiences. http://njseagrant.org/education/.

New York

ALMANZO WILDER HOMESTEAD, 177 Stacy Road, Malone NY 12953, 518-483-1207, farm@almanzowilderfarm.com. The Wilder Homestead is the boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder and site of the book, Farmer Boy, written by his wife, Laura Ingalls Wilder. The historic site includes the original Wilder home, reconstructed barns, and a replica one room schoolhouse. Visitors can even follow the trail to Trout River, where Almanzo helped wash the sheep! Open Memorial Weekend through September 30th. www.almanzowilderfarm.com.

CENTRAL NEW YORK LIVING HISTORY CENTER, 4386 US Route 11 in Cortland, NY 13045, 607-299-4185, cnylivinghistory@gmail.com. The Central New York Living History Center has been a Hidden Gem in the Heart of Central New York since 2012. Each component of this three-component museum caters to a different topic of history and provides something for everyone. To keep the museum fresh, the exhibits are changed each year in the Spring. For more information, visit the Center’s Web Site: www.cnylivinghistory.org or phone: 607-299-4185.

OLANA STATE HISTORIC SITE/THE OLANA PARTNERSHIP, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534-0199, 518-828-1872. Olana is the greatest masterpiece of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), a preeminent American artist of the mid-19th century and the most important artist’s home, studio, and designed landscape in the United States. Church designed Olana as a holistic environment integrating his advanced ideas about art, architecture, landscape design, and environmental conservation. Olana’s 250-acre artist-designed landscape with five miles of carriage roads and a Persian-inspired house at its summit embraces unrivaled panoramic views of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains and welcomes more than 170,000 visitors annually. The landscape and house are open for guided touring, and reservations are highly recommended. The grounds are free and open daily 8:00 AM-sunset. www.olana.org

ROCHESTER MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607, 585.271.4320, info@rmsc.org. Immerse yourself in the incredible world of science at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Follow your curiosity from the depths of the oceans to the edge of the universe. Investigate the intricacies of nature in a vast outdoor classroom. Push the limits of your imagination to create never-before-seen inventions. We offer two STEM-education program tracks for home schooled students—both offering hands-on, real-world experiences—at our Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium, or Cumming Nature Center. To make a reservation, visit RMSC.org/homeschool or call 585.697.1942. http://www.rmsc.org/

THE ASHOKAN CENTER, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333, info@ashokancenter.org. The Ashokan Center is a not-for-profit arts & environmental education center located on 385 beautiful acres of forests, fields, and streams in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Our mission is to teach, inspire and build community through shared experiences in nature, history, music, and art. We offer day and overnight environmental and arts education programs for students of all ages, a series of renowned Ashokan Music & Dance Camps, concerts and festivals, dances, workshops, and more. ashokancenter.org.

VILLA MARIA COLLEGE, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo, NY 14225, 716-961-1815, cbroniszewski@villa.edu. Villa presents camps for high school students interested in animation, audio recording, web design, writing, interior design and more. Each of these camps are fun, educational, and let students explore potential career ideas and opportunities. You can learn more about summer camps at Villa Maria by contacting Connie Broniszewski at 716-961-1815. www.villa.edu.

North Carolina

COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS – ARTS CENTER IN KINSTON, NC, 400 North Queen Street, Kinston, North Carolina 28501, (252) 527-2517, opsmanager@kinstoncca.com. The Community Council for the Arts (CCA) is a non-profit 501(c) (3 organization which was established in Kinston, Lenoir County more than 50 years ago. Its home, the Arts Center, is a beautifully renovated, handicap accessible, 30,000 sq. ft. historic building located in the heart of downtown Kinston. This cultural center offers residents, children, and visitors quality programming and continued development of the arts in and for our community and extended region. Along with providing a unique rental venue and diverse gift shop, the Arts Center offers classes; workshops; gallery exhibits; and fixed, revolving, and special events. CCA also has the largest public collection of 2D and 3D art in North Carolina, and we are the hub of the African American Music Trail, which encompasses eight (8) counties. The Arts Center is open to the public and admission is free. Our hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We are closed Sunday & Monday. www.kinstoncca.com and www.facebook.com/kinstonarts.

Ohio

EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, Cincinnati, Ohio 45069, 513-898-8000, cpotter@entertrainmentjunction.com. EnterTRAINment Junction is the world’s largest indoor model railroad display located in West Chester Township, Ohio. This 25,000 square foot display consists of over 90 G-scale trains encompassing the early era of American railroading, the middle era, and the modern era. The facility also includes the American Railroading Museum, an expo center, and a fun house. www.entertrainmentjunction.com.

FORT LAURENS, 11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar OH 44612, (330) 874-3011, fortlaurens@gmail.com. https://fortlaurens.org/. Fort Laurens is Ohio’s only Revolutionary War fort and features a museum, memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Patriot, and visible outline of the original fort. The site was considered a steppingstone across the West to stage an attack on the British at Fort Detroit during the American Revolution. Along with Historic Zoar Village, Fort Laurens is managed by the Zoar Community Association. https://fortlaurens.org/

HISTORIC ZOAR VILLAGE, The Zoar Store & Visitor’s Center, 198 Main Street. Zoar, Ohio 44697, 330-874-3011 or toll free at 800-262-6195, zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com. https://historiczoarvillage.com/. Historic Zoar Village was founded by German Separatists in 1817 and thrived as a communal settlement for more than 80 years. Zoar’s historical district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was recently named a National Historic Landmark District. Dozens of village structures have been painstakingly preserved through the collaborative efforts of the Zoar Community Association, private residents. and the Ohio Historical Society. https://historiczoarvillage.com/

NANCY & DAVID WOLF HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY CENTER, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203, (513) 487-3055. The Holocaust & Humanity Center is located at Union Terminal, the site where numerous Holocaust survivors arrived to rebuild their lives in Cincinnati. Through local eyewitness accounts, artifacts and art, the interactive museum bears witness to the strength of the human spirit set during one of the darkest chapters in human history. After experiencing the Holocaust Gallery, visitors enter the Humanity Gallery where they explore how to become the best of humanity today. The museum is designed as a self-guided experience – appropriate for grades 6 and up. Book a tour through CMC at (513) 287-7021. holocaustandhumanity.org

TOURS OF CLEVELAND, LLC., Downtown Cleveland, OH 44113, (216) 318-3865, toursofcleveland@gmail.com. We offer exciting and educational walking tours of beautiful and historic downtown Cleveland. Our walking tours explore the history, architecture, and fun facts of Cleveland. Visit our website to learn more. Student group pricing available. www.toursofcleveland.com.

WAYNE COUNTY TOURISM, Wayne County, Ohio’s Amish Country, 428 West Liberty Street, Wooster, OH 44691, (800) 362-6474. We invite you to unplug this year and visit the fast rolling farmland and quaint towns and villages of Wayne County, Ohio. Homeschool families will find our easy-going lifestyle, the perfect way to learn about agricultural and our Amish neighbors. https://www.wccvb.com/

Pennsylvania

BALLET GUILD OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, INC. 556 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, 610-865-0353, pyb@rcn.com. The Ballet Guild’s Six-Week Summer Dance Program will begin the week of Monday, June 29, 2020. Classes are offered for ages three through adult. The youngest students begin with an introduction to the basics of ballet; these include rhythm, dynamics, and terminology. Youth level classes are offered for the student who wishes to learn ballet or improve his/her technique. A pre-professional day intensive program is also provided with both online or in person classes for serious dance students ages 9 and up. Tap Ties instructors will be teaching the art of tap dance both in the BGLV studio and online. Visit the Guild’s website for complete information: https://www.bglv.org/classes/summer-dance-program/

BILL’S OLD BIKE BARN, Rear 7145 Columbia Blvd, Bloomsburg PA 17815, 570-759-7030. billsoldbikebarn@gmail.com. Bill’s Old Bike Barn offers students and guests a unique opportunity to explore history in an educational and entertaining way. Stroll the streets of Billville to experience the shops of small-town America. Visit the military exhibit to see vehicles and other memorabilia from WWII and beyond. Antique fire equipment, vintage carousel horses, TV & radio collections and so much more. Not to mention 200+ motorcycles. Our 2-story 55,000 sq. ft museum filled with 20th century Americana is sure to inspire creativity and spark the imagination of visitors of every age. https://www.billsbikebarn.com/

CAMP LEE MAR, 450 Route 590, Lackawaxen, PA 18435, 570-685-7188, ari@leemar.com. Camp Lee Mar is an overnight residential special needs camp for children and teenagers with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges. A structured environment, individual attention and guidance are emphasized at all times. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities PLUS academics, speech and language skills, music, arts & crafts, daily living skills, etc. We also have therapeutic horseback riding, a Zip Line, overnight trips, a Junior Olympic heated pool, modern facilities, and air-conditioned buildings (including cabins). The Lee Mar L.I.F.E Program (Living Independently Functional Education) for our older campers offers the best of both worlds! Job Training, Independent Living Skills, AND access to all the great activities and special events at Camp Lee Mar! https://www.leemar.com/.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400, CustomerService@CarnegieScienceCenter.org. Looking for ways to provide educational programming and hands-on discovery for your homeschooler in Pittsburgh? Carnegie Science Center is your resource for bridging the gap between science curricula and student comprehension. Join us for interactive science lessons to foster curiosity and discovery in support of what your kids and teens are learning at home. Our workshops are tailored for a variety of ages and provide time to socialize with other young scientists. Discover different forms of electricity, everyday uses of polymers, experiment with roller coasters, and explore distant galaxies – just to name a few. Best of all, there are no explosions in your home! https://carnegiesciencecenter.org/programs/homeschool/.

ERIE JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC CHORUS, 23 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501, 814-455-1375, info@eriephil.org. Calling all High School Singers – the Erie Junior Philharmonic Chorus is your place to shine! The Erie Junior Philharmonic Chorus is the premier choral ensemble for talented high school singers from across the Erie region. Under the direction of Erie Philharmonic Chorus and Mercyhurst Choral Ensembles conductor C. Thomas Brooks, students have the opportunity to learn advanced repertoire, vocal technique and more in these engaging rehearsals. This ensemble is open to all high school singers who have a passion for choral singing and are looking for an opportunity to collaborate with other talented students from across the region. Auditions take place in the fall and spring each season. Monday night rehearsals are held at Mercyhurst University, which is easily reached via Route 79. Call 814.455.1375 now to arrange your placement audition or to learn more! To learn more about our programming and opportunities, contact Megan Kelly, Erie Philharmonic Community Programs Manager, at megan@eriephil.org or 814-455-1375 ext. 24. eriephil.org.

ERIE JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC, 23 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501, 814-455-1375, info@eriephil.org. The Erie Junior Philharmonic strives to inspire the next generation of musicians by providing quality music education for students of all ages and ability levels. Students are trained by talented musicians, including members of the Erie Philharmonic. We have several performance opportunities throughout our season, including a side-by-side performance with the Erie Philharmonic. In addition, students and parents receive free tickets to all Erie Philharmonic Symphonic Series concerts. To learn more about our programming and opportunities, contact Megan Kelly, Erie Philharmonic Community Programs Manager, at megan@eriephil.org or 814-455-1375 ext. 24. eriephil.org.

ISETT HERITAGE MUSEUM, 11941 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon PA 16652, 814-643-9600, isetthmuseum@gmail.com. Located on scenic Stone Creek Ridge Huntingdon PA, Isett Heritage Museum is home to the area’s largest collection of antiques and memorabilia. Family oriented, educational and fun for all ages with exhibits from 1800’s to present day. Explore our many themed displays on a fully guided tour or browse the multiple buildings at your leisure. We welcome individuals, organizations, churches, schools, or bus tours. Open year round, handicap accessible, convenient parking for buses or large groups with picnic and dining areas available by reservation. For more information you can follow us on Facebook, visit our website at www.isettheritage museum.com, 814-643-9600 or email isetthmuseum@gmail.com

KELSO MUSEUM OF NEAR EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY, 616 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, 412-924-1394, jechristmas@pts.edu. Located on the campus of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology has its roots in a program of archaeological field work in the Near East that began in 1924 focusing on the Lands of the Bible: modern day Israel, West Bank, and Jordan. Its exhibits highlight daily life in ancient times including landscape and settlement patterns; domestic and communal architecture; agriculture and food preparation; technologies, crafts, and stylistic traditions; trade; religious observance; and memory and writing systems and practice. Group tours are welcome! https://www.pts.edu/Museum.

LEWISBURG CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 815 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837, 570-768-4914, lewisburgchildrensmuseum@gmail.com. Lewisburg Children’s Museum was founded in 2016 with a vision to provide interactive educational experience that foster learning through play. The Museum occupies 9,000 square feet of space on the second floor of the GreenSpace Center. The museum offers educational programming, as well as field trip opportunities and birthday party rentals. https://www.lewisburgchildrensmuseum.org.

MILLBROOK MARSH NATURE CENTER, 548 Puddintown Road, State College, PA 16801, 814-235-7819, mmnc@crcog.net. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center offers nature-based and environmental programs for people and groups of all ages. The Nature Classroom is a program series specifically for homeschoolers with past topics including shelter building, animal tracks, and more! We also host a fall homeschool event, summer day camps, family special events, naturalist-led birthday parties and event and party rentals in our 1850s bank barn and LEED Silver certified Spring Creek Education Building. Our nature-themed group programs are also perfect for homeschool families and groups! Millbrook Marsh has over 50 acres of wetland habitat, great for short hikes and wildlife viewing. www.crpr.org/millbrook-marsh-nature-center.

PENNSYLVANIA LUMBER MUSEUM, 5660 US Route 6, Potter County, PA, P.O. Box 239, Galeton, PA 16922, 814-435-2652, palumbermuseum@gmail.com. The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is a fun and educational experience for the entire family, inviting visitors to discover the courageous yet reckless spirit of Pennsylvania’s lumbering past while learning to care for the forests of the future. Interactive exhibits in our Visitor Center provide a hands-on experience with history, while our outdoor exhibits spread across 10 acres include an early 20th century lumber camp, a Shay geared-locomotive and Barnhart log loader, and a log cabin built by the C.C.C. Our operable steam-powered sawmill is run three times a year during different special events. Ask about discounted admission for schools and group tours. http://lumbermuseum.org/.

QUIET VALLEY LIVING HISTORICAL FARM, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. Step back in time and experience everyday life on a circa 1800s working farm. Guides dressed in period clothing share the life of the Pennsylvania Germans who lived at this site in the 18th and 19th centuries. See original farmhouse, 1850s barn, spinning cabin, farm animals, heritage crafts and more. http://quietvalley.org/.

READING PUBLIC MUSEUM, 500 Museum Road, Reading PA, 19611, 610-371-5850 x 223, wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org. Discover art, science, history, and the natural world all under one roof at the Reading Public Museum. The Reading Public Museum welcomes homeschool groups for museum and planetarium visits, as well as, special homeschool days. Guided group tours are offered by reservation only and can be tailored to meet your curriculum goals. We also offer all of our special exhibitions and our Arboretum. Groups can also request private shows in our state-of-the-art full dome Planetarium. The Planetarium offers over 30 shows ranging on topics from basic space shows to cultural stories. Homeschool days are held throughout the year. These special programs are themed and offer tours and a hands-on experience in a multidisciplinary approach that children and families will find fun and engaging. Please check our website at www.readingpublicmuseum.org for dates and topics. For more information about what The Reading Public Museum has to offer homeschoolers, to book a group visit, or to reserve your space at a Homeschool day please contact Wendy Koller at 610-371-5850 x 223 or wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org. readingpublicmuseum.org

South Carolina

LIVING HISTORY PARK, Olde Towne Preservation Association, 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta SC 29841. Please join us as we step back in time to the 1700’s this is an educational event on May 4th and 5th (Educational day for 4th grade and up is May 3rd). Reservations are required. The Living History Park is a 501-c-3 non-profit & operated by all volunteers and our major events are free. For General information (803) 979-9776, or lynn@colonialtimes.us. HISTORY lives if you tell the stories. Hope you elect to be a part of the story. For more information visit www.Colonialtimes.us.

Vermont

AMERICAN PRECISION MUSEUM, 196 Main Street, P. O. Box 679, Windsor, VT 05089. 802-674-5781. The American Precision Museum is pleased to present “The Science and Technology of Measurement” as part of the Vermont Curators’ Group Statewide Exhibit “2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology.” The museum continues to offer educational programs blending STEM, social studies, and career awareness and demonstrate connections between innovations of the past and technologies of today. The maker space at the learning lab with programming, robotics and 3D printing reminds visitors how ‘making things’ has changed in the last 175 years. The American Precision Museum is located in the 1846 Robbins & Lawrence Armory, a National Historic Landmark, and traces the beginnings of manufacturing to modern technology through exhibits and interactive programs. Open by May 1st through October 31, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (and by appointment in winter). For up to date information on the museum’s COVID precautions or to talk with the education team, please contact the museum. https://americanprecision.org/

Virginia

JAMES MONROE HIGHLAND, 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 293-8000, education@highland.org. Discover the home of the fifth President of the United States. Students can learn about James Monroe in the American Revolution, take a farm tour, investigate recent archaeological discoveries, and participate in historic crafts. Highland offers these engaging student programs for grades K-12 that are aligned with the Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning. Reservations must be placed at least two weeks in advance, require a minimum of 10 students, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Field Trip Inquiries: education@highland.org. Or visit our website at highland.org.

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, PO Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187, (757) 253-4939. group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov. History is real fun for homeschool families at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Homeschool students will enjoy discovering the sights and sounds of the 17th and 18th centuries while learning about America’s earliest adventures. Parents will love the variety of curriculum-based education programs taught by trained museum educators for a range of grade levels, special homeschool rates only available for purchase on site and themed tours of the museums’ outdoor living-history areas – tour sizes limited to accommodate social distancing requirements and must be booked in advance. Learn more at historyisfun.org/learn/homeschool-scouts/homeschool-program.

NEWPORT NEWS VISITOR CENTER, 13560 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA, 23603, 757-886-7777, tourism-mailing@nnva.gov. www.newport-news.org. Where can you walk the deck of an iconic Civil War ironclad, enjoy one of the largest municipal parks in the country, connect to Virginia’s natural heritage, and catch a touring Broadway show? In Newport News, of course! The city’s attractions, architectural and historical landmarks, and 30+ parks are exceptional enough to attract experts, but they’re available for everyone to enjoy! For a free Visitor Guide, go to www.newport-news.org or call 888-493-7386.  http://www.newport-news.org

STRATFORD HALL, 483 Great House, Stratford, VA, 22558, 804-493-8038, contact@stratfordhall.org. Stratford Hall preserves the legacy of the Lee family and its plantation community, inspires an appreciation of America’s past, and encourages commitment to the ideals of leadership, honor, independent thought, and civic responsibility. For operating hours and information regarding Great House Tours, grounds, lodging, and events, please visit our website at StratfordHall.org.

THE VIRGINIA QUILT MUSEUM, 301 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, (540) 433 – 3818, info@vaquiltmuseum.org. The Virginia Quilt Museum: Founded in 1995, The Virginia Quilt Museum is the Official Quilt Museum of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the Museum promotes a unique blend of Virginia’s art and cultural heritage. Charged with a mission of “celebrating and nurturing Virginia’s quilting heritage,” the Museum offers three floors of rotating, curated gallery space. Each round of exhibits features quilts from the Museum’s collection as well as traveling exhibitions. Heirloom quilts, contemporary quilts and art quilts are also typically featured simultaneously, allowing our visitors the chance to marvel at the extreme variety of styles, techniques, and themes present in quilts. Educational programs, group yours and a variety of special events further enhance the mission of the Virginia Quilt Museum. www.vaquiltmuseum.org.

TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 757-822-1234, summercamps@tcc.edu. Make your child’s summer count with Tidewater Community College’s fun and educational camps! Due to COVID-19, all in-person camps are cancelled, but TCC is still offering a variety of high-quality online camps. Take a break from teleworking and enjoy summer camps from the comfort of your own home! Forget about traffic or signing in and out. With TCC camps online, you’ll benefit from reduced tuition and an extended camp season for kids at-home! tcc.edu/camps

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