Programs for the 2022–2023 School Year
Learn more about the state you love! The New Hampshire Historical Society offers several engaging programs for Granite State homeschoolers each year. Designed specifically for homeschool learners, these programs combine hands-on learning opportunities with access to the museum objects, manuscripts, and photographs in the Society’s collections. Space is limited, and advance registration by September 30, 2022, is required.
Exploring New Hampshire: Granite State History for Homeschoolers (in-person)
Recommended for ages 7 to 12
Dates: One Monday a month—October 3, November 7, and December 5, 2022, and January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, and May 8, 2023
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Our flagship “Exploring New Hampshire” program introduces homeschool learners to state history through a unit-study approach. With a small group of learners, participants will explore the Granite State’s history through stories, images, maps, crafts, games, and primary resources drawn from the Society’s collection of objects, manuscripts, photographs, and books. 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 objects on display in the museum 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.
This program is recommended for children ages 7 to 12, although younger children are welcome to participate with their older siblings. Many activities include reading and writing. All children ages 5 and older must register and pay the registration fee. The registration fee is $150 per child for the first child in a family, with a $25 sibling discount.
Exploring New Hampshire: Granite State History for Homeschoolers (virtual)
Recommended for ages 7 to 12
Dates: One Thursday a month—October 6, November 10, and December 8, 2022, and January 12, February 9, March 9, April 6, and May 11, 2023
Each session of our virtual “Exploring New Hampshire” program 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. In a year-long project, learners will work their way through the ranks of the New Hampshire Historical Society to become “Junior Curators” as they create a virtual exhibit of objects that inspire them. At the end of the program, children will have produced an online exhibition for their homeschool portfolios.
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Virtual “Exploring New Hampshire” sessions will be delivered through Zoom with a dedicated Museum Educator. Sessions will last about one hour. Between sessions, learners will have access to a robust Google Classroom component with added content, including 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 $150 per family.
Redcoats & Rebels: Pick Your Path (in person)
Recommended for ages 8 to 13
Dates: One Tuesday a month—October 4, November 8, and December 6, 2022
Join us at the New Hampshire Historical Society in this history class with a twist! Learners will pick their path through three New Hampshire events of the American Revolution, discovering from a first-person point of view why it wasn’t always so easy to choose sides in the journey from colony to country.
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
In this three-month class, learners will create their own characters and make a series of choices as they immerse themselves in New Hampshire’s fight for independence from Britain. Each in-person two-hour session focuses on a different event in New Hampshire during the period just before the outbreak of war. The class will stay connected between sessions through a Google classroom, where learners will find resources to help them conduct independent research and create primary resources to add to their character’s backstory.
This program is recommended for children ages 8 to 13. The registration fee is $60 per child for the first child in a family, with a $10 sibling discount.
How to Register
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. The registration deadline is September 30, 2022.
Please note that the New Hampshire Historical Society is an approved provider for the State of New Hampshire’s Education Freedom Accounts program, but does not accept ClassWallet as a form of payment. Families should pay out of pocket and will then be provided with an itemized receipt, which they can use to apply for reimbursement from the Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire.
For more information or to register, contact Visitor Services Coordinator Katie Corbett.
Visitor Services Coordinator