The Manitowoc County Historical Society's home school days are the perfect opportunity for families to learn together! You and your children will have the opportunity to tour the museum's many historic areas, participate in hands-on activities, and have fun!
Your Discovery Tour: You can tour at your own pace, arriving and departing as you choose. Your visit is self-guided, with a map of interactive guided experiences. You can tailor your trip to match your curriculum and class learning goals.
Tour Groups: We recommend touring in groups of 5 to 10 students with a limit of 1 paid chaperone per group plus teachers and assistants.
Max Capacity: 200 students per day
Times: Activities will take place from 9:30 am - 11:30 am and from Noon - 2:00 pm (11:30 to Noon is a lunch break for our building's volunteer interpreters - please bring a lunch and join us).
Fee: Students $6. Teachers and aids admitted at no charge. One free chaperone is allowed for every 10 students. Additional chaperones are $6 each.
Contact: Please contact the Historical Society at (920) 684-4445 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register for an experience.
Pioneer Power (Fall 2017: Thursday, October 5)
Learn about moving heavy loads with a fulcrum and lever and pulleys. Work with wood tools like a hand drill and a plane. Make molasses cookies and cheese and see chemistry at work. Watch a blacksmith use molecular changes to shape iron! Learn about changes in communication in the 1800s and construct an electrical circuit to send Morse code. See how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and history connect through pioneer power in the 19th century.
Pioneer Winter (Winter 2018: TBA)