Virtual Program for the 2020–2021 School Year

Exploring New Hampshire: Granite State History for Homeschoolers
Recommended for ages 7 to 12

Dates: One Tuesday a month—September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8, 2020; January 12, February 9, March 9, and April 13, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Take a closer look at New Hampshire’s history! 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. 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 presidential primary.

Each session focuses on a different topic in New Hampshire’s history, with plenty of opportunities for learners to interact with one another and the Museum Educator. We’ll investigate some of the unique objects that are part of the Society’s museum collections. Learners will work their way through ranks of the New Hampshire Historical Society to become “Junior Curators” as they record a podcast, create a short video, or write an exhibit label for an object that inspires them. At the end of the program, children will have produced an online exhibition for their homeschool portfolio.

“Exploring New Hampshire” sessions will be delivered through Zoom with a dedicated Museum Educator and a staff moderator. Sessions will last about one hour. Learners will have access to a Google Classroom with content videos, supplemental materials, and extension activities. The Museum Educator will provide individualized feedback on projects and assignments.

This program is recommended for children ages 7 to 12, although younger children are welcome to participate with their older siblings. The registration fee is $125 per family, or $100 per family for New Hampshire Historical Society members.

How to Register

Pre-registration is required for all homeschool programs. The fee is $125 per family; New Hampshire Historical Society members pay $100 per family. Full, nonrefundable payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your child’s place. Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received. For more information or to register, contact Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs Jenn Walton.


Jennifer Walton
Assistant Director of Education & Public Programs