Exploring New Hampshire: Granite State History for Homeschoolers

Dates and Time:

Session A:  Mondays, September 11, October 9, November 13, and December 11, 2017
January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, and June 11, 2018 (full)

Session B: Mondays, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18, 2017
January 22, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, 2018 (full)

Session C: Wednesdays, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, 2017
January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, 2018 (space available)

All session meet from 1 to 3 p.m.

Learn more about the state you love! The New Hampshire Historical Society presents Exploring New Hampshire, a monthly program designed specifically to introduce homeschool learners to state history through a unit-study approach that offers plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning. With a small group of learners, participants will explore the Granite State’s history through stories, images, maps, crafts, games, and museum objects drawn from the Society’s collections of over 33,000 artifacts and millions of manuscripts, photographs, and books. Learners will discover the broad sweep of New Hampshire’s history, from the oral traditions of the Abenaki to the media blitz of the first-in-the-nation primary.

Each session will feature a welcome activity, a lesson on the theme, and a craft, game, or other hands-on activity for kids to apply what they’ve learned. We will also explore tie-ins to museum objects in our Discovering New Hampshire and White Mountains in the Parlor exhibitions. Takeaways include a curated list of resources about each topic and suggestions for extension activities. At the end of the program, children will have produced a portfolio of projects on New Hampshire history and will have the opportunity to showcase their portfolio to friends and family at the end of the year. 

Exploring New Hampshire is the first year of a planned five-year rotating program. Topics for future years include Books of New Hampshire, Famous Granite Staters, and Weird and Wacky New Hampshire. 

This program is recommended for children ages 7 to 12, although younger children are welcome to participate with their older siblings. Some activities include reading and writing.

How to Register

Pre-registration is required. Parents or caregivers must remain with their children during the program. The fee is $125 per child, with a $25 sibling discount. Society members receive a $20 discount per child. Parents and non-participating children aged 4 and under are free. 


Jennifer Walton
Education & Public Programs Coordinator