Field Trips

Our programs, tours, historical research programs and related activities focus on a wide range of educational themes from Cheshire County and national history to civics, geography, and science.

If you can’t come to us, our programs can come to you! Visit Classroom Resources for more information on these participatory programs. These programs use reproduction objects and historical documents from our collection along with hands-on activities to bring history to life.

Grades Pre-K - 2

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  1. Our Abenaki Culture Activity allows students to explore Native Americans’ daily lives from this region by observing touchable artifacts made from nature.  Contemporary objects encourage students to compare and contrast Native people’s homes to those found in Cheshire County today.  20 min.

  2. Our Toy Story Program uses the power of historic objects, documents, and photographs to share one of Keene’s most interesting manufacturing stories, that the Kingsbury Toy Company.  Students will then have the opportunity to view 250 Kingsbury toys on view.  20-30 min.
Grades 3-5

preschoolvisit1. With the Cheshire County Experience school tour, students have an opportunity to visit three historical sites in Keene, all within walking distance of each other!  Students will receive guided tours and engage in multiple activities.  A very affordable option for classrooms at only $2/student.  Chaperons and teachers free.

2. Research Visits  provide students with access to our archives to use historic documents and photographs, rare books, artifacts, and artwork for their research projects.   Historical Society staff can also include a lesson on primary vs. secondary sources with each visit.

Middle School, High School, College

highschoolvisit1. Exhibit Gallery Tours are open to students and adults alike during normal business hours and by appointment.  Schedule a self-guided or guided tour.  Check out our current exhibit.

2. Research Visits  provide students with access to our archives to use historic documents and photographs, rare books, artifacts, and artwork for their research projects.   Historical Society staff can also include a lesson on primary vs. secondary sources with each visit.

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