Outreach Programs (K-12)

Outreach programs bring museum resources including reproduction artifacts and documents to your school. Each class, designed for up to 30 students, includes hands-on objects, images & activities. History Kits are also available for rental.

Click here for information on scheduling group programs

School & Play (Grades 1 – 3)

How was school different for children who went to the first schools in New Haven? What tools and lessons did teachers use to teach children in the past and what did they do for fun? This program allows students to compare and contrast life for 19th-century students with their own experiences through hands-on activities and role-playing.


Quinnipiac Life in Early New Haven (Grades 1 – 3)

New Haven Harbor was a much different community before colonial settlements. In this program students will learn about the lives of the Algonquian peoples who first lived in our region. Through reproduction artifacts, maps, and storytelling, students will be better able to understand what life was like for Algonquian families before they met the Europeans.


Colonial Times (Grades 3 – 6)

What was life like for children and adults in the 1700s? Students will explore the founding of New Haven in the colonial period by examining reproduction objects and Colonial art from the New Haven Illustrated gallery. They will compare and contrast jobs and chores of today with those of the colonists, and play colonial games.


Revolution in New Haven (Grades 4 – 8)

What was it like when the War for Independence came to New Haven? What were the experiences of New Haven residents when the British marched through the town green? In this program students will discuss the role New Haven played in the war, discover objects from a soldier’s haversack, and examine primary sources to discuss the invasion of New Haven.


Primary Source & History Day

Introduction to Primary Sources (Grades 7 – 12)

This program is designed to introduce students to working with primary sources. During the program students will get an overview on evaluating sources and have the opportunity to work with multiple sources.


We also offer a variety of History Day training and programs. Please contact us for more details:

Education Department

(203) 562-4183 ext. 111 or education@newhavenmuseum.org

Whitney Library

(203) 562-4183 ext. 115 or library@newhavenmuseum.org


For pricing and scheduling information, please visit our group tours area.

To view our event calendar, click here.

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