PROGRAMS > Education
Education Programs at the museum emphasize student-driven learning and hands-on methods of teaching. Content-rich programs use research and primary materials to teach history to students in grades PK-12. Teacher resource support is available through content materials, custom programs, books, and curriculum support. On-site classes take place in the Spear Classroom and the Whitman Tavern Room (both modern), in the Nancy Conklin Exhibit Gallery, and in the 1720 historic house.
Education Programs Mission:
We are dedicated to providing positive educational experiences for our many diverse visitors by bringing relevance and contemporary meaning to our community through the interpretation of 17th – early 19th century history.
All Education Programs:
~Foster students’ understanding and appreciation of Farmington’s local history and the role Farmington citizens played in the forming of U.S. history.
~Utilize new learning strategies for using artifacts, primary resources, and first person interpretation to engage students of all ages and developmental levels.
~Stress the development of skills which students of all ages may transfer to other areas of their educational and personal lives.
~Encourage the development of positive attitudes toward museums and libraries as places for lifelong learning.
~Integrate local and state learning standards.