Homeschool Program Offerings 2022 – 2023


HOMESCHOOL SUBSCRIPTION

Pay just once and receive access to all SBM homeschool programs from September – May.

PRICES:

One child = $125.00 (Saves up to $154)

Two children = $175.00 (Saves up to $195)

Three or more children = $250.00 (Saves up to $205)

If you need financial assistance or have general questions, please contact Bekki Coppola


Fall ~ Onsite Programs

Historical Roleplaying 101

Both sessions are full. Waiting list is available.

Discover what it takes to be a Strawbery Banke roleplayer! At the beginning of class, each family member will be assigned the role of an individual who actually lived in the Puddle Dock neighborhood after the American Revolution. Families will work together to learn as much as they can about their historical characters and the time period. Each class will focus on primary source research, crafts and activities that teach about daily life and roleplaying activities to promote understanding of first-person interpretation. For the optional fifth class, families will be invited to sign up for a time slot to dress in an authentic costume provided by the museum and roleplay their characters for daily visitors.

  • DATES: September 29, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2023
  • TIME: 9:30 – 11:30 OR 12:00 – 2:00
  • AGES: This a family program suitable for ages 9+. Adults and younger siblings are welcome to take on a role as well, but at least one child should be 9 years old.
  • ROLEPLAYING: During the first four weeks, participants will be gaining background knowledge about daily life and historical context, how to roleplay and research on their specific character. Families will then be allowed to sign up for a convenient time during the final week of October to try their hand at roleplaying during open hours.
  • PRICE: 1 child = $75, 2 children = $100, 3+ children = $125. Strawbery Banke Family members receive 10% off. FREE with Homeschool Program Subscription

From Festival to Feast: A History of Thanksgiving

Trace the evolution of Thanksgiving in this active, fast-paced, and multi-sensory program. Discover how Thanksgiving transcended time, place and culture to become the uniquely American holiday we celebrate today. Try some old-fashioned cooking, talk with costumed roleplayers and make a toy to take home. In small groups guided by a museum educator, participants will find the common themes of this holiday over four centuries: charity, gratitude and the celebration of family and community.

  • DATE: Friday, November 11, 2022
  • TIME: 9:45 – 12:00 & 12:45 – 3:00 AM SESSION FULL Waiting list available
  • AGES: This is a family program recommended for ages 5 – 12. All ages are welcome to attend.
  • DETAILS: Families will be divided into smaller groups of roughly 12 people upon arrival.
  • PRICE: 1 child = $12.00, 2 children = $20, 3+ children = $25. One adult and children under 5 are free. SBM Family members receive 10% off. FREE with Homeschool Program Subscription

Winter ~ Virtual Classes

Historical Fiction Writing Class

Learn the art of creative writing through the lens of history. Working with a professional author, students will hone their writing skills, use real historical primary and secondary sources, and develop their imaginations. At the end of the month students will have a completed piece of writing or the first chapter of a book they can continue writing.

  • DATE: Tuesdays, January 7 – 31, 2023
  • TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am EST
  • AGES: Ages 8+
  • PRICE: 1 child = $40, 2 children = $50, 3+ children = $60. Strawbery Banke Family members receive 10% off. FREE with Homeschool Program Subscription

House Hunters Class

Join this 4-class series investigating homes of the 18th & 19th-centuries. Through images, videos, lively discussions and hands-on projects students will learn the parts of a house and how to identify different house styles. Then the group will investigate the rooms in the house, their uses and what they can tell us about daily life.

  • DATE: Tuesdays, February 7 – 28, 2023
  • TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am EST
  • AGES: Ages 8+
  • PRICE: 1 child = $40, 2 children = $50, 3+ children = $60. Strawbery Banke Family members receive 10% off. FREE with Homeschool Program Subscription

Family History Mystery

Using documents, images and objects, students will investigate the life of a family that lived over 200 years ago. They will practice critical thinking, develop their own theories and probably come up with many more questions. Help us solve the mystery of this fascinating family!

  • DATE: Tuesdays, March 7 – 28, 2023
  • TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am EST
  • AGES: Ages 8+
  • PRICE: 1 child = $40, 2 children = $50, 3+ children = $60. Strawbery Banke Family members receive 10% off. FREE with Homeschool Program Subscription

Spring ~ Onsite Programs

History Explorers: Journey into Colonial Life

  Experience daily life in the 18th-century as you participate in kitchen chores in front of an open hearth, make old-fashioned toothpowder, dress up and simulate a stagecoach ride, and play an 18th-century school game.  Participants will visit two historic homes as they compare and contrast daily life 200 years ago to daily life today.  Topics include health & hygiene, school, entertainments and daily chores.

  • DATE: Friday, March 3, 2022
  • TIME: 9:45 – 12:30
  • AGES: This is a family program recommended for ages 5 – 10. All ages are welcome to attend.
  • DETAILS: Families will be divided into smaller groups of roughly 12 people upon arrival.
  • PRICE: One Child = $12.00, 2 children = $20, 3+ children = $25. One adult and children under 5 are free. SBM Family members receive 10% off. FREE with Homeschool Program Subscription

Victorian Ventures Class

Take a trip through the 19th-century and discover some of the innovations and challenges of the Victorian Era. Weave a Victorian flower basket, create a reversed glass painting, make cookies on a cookstove and much more!

  • DATES: May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2023
  • TIME: 9:30 – 11:30 OR 12:30 – 2:30
  • AGES: All Ages are welcome, but activities are developed with children 8 – 12 in mind.
  • PRICE: 1 child = $60, 2 children = $80. 3+ children = $100. Strawbery Banke Family members receive 10% off. FREE with Homeschool Program Subscription

Priority will be given to families that register for all 4 classes. If spaces are still available in February, sign-ups for single classes will be accepted.