Education

At Dunham Tavern Museum, we offer a variety of educational programs for students, scouts, and children of all ages. A typical program includes a docent-led Museum tour to learn a brief history of the Dunham family and explanation of life in the early 1800s followed by a grade-level-appropriate educational activity held in the Dunham Barn. Groups are more than welcome to bring lunches and both outside and inside seating is available. We invite groups of all sizes and can accommodate up to 60 students.

Fees are $2.50/student, $1.00/chaperone, and teachers are free.  Please contact us to learn more about our school tour policies and to book your visit to Dunham Tavern Museum.

Grades K-3:  Smart Quilts = Shapes and Spaces     
Creative, Cultural, Recycled and Mathematically Smart . . . a warm old-fashion patchwork quilt may seem far from a luxury today . . . when in fact it is calculating and personal. Explore symmetry in quilt blocks . . . how and why materials were salvaged . . . the role it plays in social life. Guidelines for students . . . how to get started, design, and calculate shapes, sizes, and colors.

Grades 4-6: Map Making
Students will learn about maps and their historical importance.  Discovering the value of knowing where you are going, whether you are a stagecoach driver in the 1830’s or planning a visit to Cedar Point.  Map games and map making are part of the activity.

Grades 7-8: Seasonal Letter
Students will learn about the history of communication and how the seasons affected both the ability of people to send and receive letters during the mid-1800’s and the effects to their daily lives. Students will be asked to draw, paint, and write a letter about the current season at Dunham Tavern Museum, describing the weather and events of the day.