STRAWBERY BANKE MUSEUM

On-site & Virtual Programs for Homeschoolers

Strawbery Banke welcomes families to step into the past in-person and virtually for learning and discovery in the historic neighborhood of Puddle Dock. Explore traditional arts and crafts such as basket weaving and woodworking, learn how to write a historical fiction book, solve mysteries using documents, images, and objects, and so much more!

Homeschool Subscriptions:
Pay one low rate and receive access to ALL of the following Strawbery Banke Homeschool Programs from September 2022 through May 2023. Click here to learn more. 

  • 1 child: Members $112.50/Nonmembers $125
  • 2 children: Members $157.50/Nonmembers $175
  • 3+ children: Members $225/Nonmember $250
  • Family Virtual Subscription (virtual programs only): Members $72/Nonmembers $80
     

2022-2023 Homeschool Programs: 

  • Historical Roleplaying 101
    Thursdays, September 29–October 27, 2022
    Morning session: 9:30–11:30 AM -  FULL
    Afternoon session: 12-2 PM - FULL
    On-site at Strawbery Banke Museum
    **Waiting lists available. Email bcoppola[at]sbmuseum.org**

    Discover what it takes to be a Strawbery Banke roleplayer. In this homeschool program, each family is assigned a family in the Puddle Dock neighborhood after the American Revolution, and families work together to learn as much as they can about their historical characters and the time period.

    Cost: 1 child: Members $67.50/Nonmembers $75; 2 children: Members $90/Nonmembers $100; 3+ children: Members $112.50/Nonmembers $125; or FREE with a homeschool program subscription.

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  • From Festival to Feast: A History of Thanksgiving
    Friday, November 11, 2022
    Morning Session: 9:45 AM-12 PM - FULL
    Afternoon Session: 12:45-3 PM - SPACE AVAILABLE
    On-site at Strawbery Banke Museum
    **Waiting list available. Email bcoppola[at]sbmuseum.org**

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.

In small groups guided by a Museum educator, participants find the common themes of this holiday over four centuries: charity, gratitude, and the celebration of family and community. Additionally, participate in old-fashioned cooking, conversations with costumed roleplayers, and make a toy to take home. Program is suitable for ages 5+.

Cost: 1 child: Members $10.80/Nonmembers $12; 2 children: Members $18/Nonmembers $20; 3+ children: Members $22.50/Nonmembers $25; or FREE with a homeschool program subscription.

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  • Historical Fiction Writing Class (Virtual)
    Tuesdays, January 10–31, 2023, 10-11 AM EST
    Online via Zoom

    Learn the art of creative writing through the lens of history. Participants work with a professional author to hone writing skills, use authentic historical primary and secondary sources, and develop imaginations. After completing this class, participants will have completed a piece of writing or written the first chapter of a book. Program is suitable for ages 8+.


    Cost: 1 child: Members $36/Nonmembers $40; 2 children: Members $45/Nonmembers $50; 3+ children: Members $54/Nonmembers $60; or FREE with a homeschool program subscription.

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  • House Hunters Class (Virtual)
    Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023, 10-11 AM EST
    Online via Zoom

    Join this four-class series investigating homes of the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries. Through images, videos, lively discussions, and hands-on projects, students learn the parts of a house and how to identify different house styles. The group virtually investigates rooms in the house, their uses, and what they can tell us about daily life. Program is suitable for ages 8+.

    Cost: 1 child: Members $36/Nonmembers $40; 2 children: Members $45/Nonmembers $50; 3+ children: Members $54/Nonmembers $60; or FREE with a homeschool program subscription.

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  • History Explorers: Journey into Colonial Life
    Friday, March 3, 2023, 9:45 AM-12:00 PM
    On-site at Strawbery Banke Museum

Experience daily life in the eighteenth century by participating in kitchen chores in front of an open hearth, making old-fashioned toothpowder, dressing up and simulating a stagecoach ride, and playing an eighteenth-century school game. Participants visit two historic homes as they compare and contrast daily life 200 years ago to daily life today. Topics include health & hygiene, school, entertainment, and daily chores. Program is suitable for ages 5+.

Cost: 1 child: Members $10.80/Nonmembers $12; 2 children: Members $18/Nonmembers $20; 3+ children: Members $22.50/Nonmembers $25; or FREE with a homeschool program subscription.

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  • Family History Mystery (Virtual)
    Tuesdays, March 7-28, 2023, 10-11 AM EST
    Online via Zoom

    Using documents, images, and objects, participants investigate the life of a family that lived over 200 years ago. Practice critical thinking, develop theories, and come up with many more questions. Help Strawbery Banke solve the mystery of this fascinating family! Program is suitable for ages 8+.

    Cost: 1 child: Members $36/Nonmembers $40; 2 children: Members $45/Nonmembers $50; 3+ children: Members $54; Nonmembers $60; or FREE with a homeschool program subscription.

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  • Victorian Ventures
    May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2023, 9:30-11:30 AM or 12:30-2:30 PM
    On-site at Strawbery Banke Museum

    Take a trip through the nineteenth 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. Classes run 1.5-2 hours in length. All ages are welcome, but activities are developed with children 8-12 in mind.

    Cost: 1 child: Members $60/Nonmembers $54; 2 children: Members $80/Nonmembers $72; 3+ children: Members $90; Nonmembers $100; or FREE with a homeschool program subscription.

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