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. 

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The Quinnipiac: The People and the Land (Grades K–3)

Through hands-on activities and storytelling, students will learn about the Quinnipiac people who lived in the New Haven region before the Puritans. Through reproduction artifacts and maps, students will make their own connections about Quinnipiac life and the natural environment.

NEW! Moving Through New Haven! (Grades K–5)

STEAM and Social Studies Focus

From ships to steamboats, and horses and carriages to trolleys and trains, discover how New Haven residents moved around and how new technologies changed the city. Students will learn about figures, such as William Lanson, an engineer and leader in New Haven’s Black community who built Long Wharf in 1810 to expand shipping in the region. Participants will create a two-panel drawing of transportation in their communities in the past and present.

Colonial New Haven (Grades K–2)

What was life like for Colonial children and adults in the 1700s? Students will explore New Haven during the colonial period by examining reproduction objects, including colonial games, and visuals from New Haven Illustrated. They will compare and contrast similarities and differences in daily life.

Revolutionary New Haven (Grades 3–8)

How did New Haven residents in the Revolutionary era experience the war and fight for liberty and justice? Students will view paintings, and explore artifacts from a soldier’s haversack, and accounts by New Haven residents. Students will learn about the advocacy of Black New Haven residents during the Revolutionary period who petitioned for the abolition of slavery in Connecticut in 1788.

Introduction to Primary Sources & History Day (Grades 6 – 12)

Drawing from the exhibition on The Amistad, this program is designed to introduce students to the process of interpreting primary sources. We also offer a variety of History Day workshops to provide an overview of the program, primary source analysis, thesis writing, and project feedback. 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.

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