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Educational Information

Pricing

$5 per student, 1 free adult for every 10 students. Additional adults, $5 each

What to Expect

Before your visit:

  • We will send along pre-tour activity suggestions to help your group get ready for their trip to the Morgan Log House
  • You will be asked to break your students into  groups depending on the size of your class, each of which must have at least one adult chaperone.
  • You have the option of allowing your students a visit to our gift shop.

On tour days:

  • Lunches may be stored in the visitor center of the Morgan Log House
  • At arrival, your group will be greeted and given a rundown of what will happen during the day. They will then be broken up into their groups and the tour will begin.
  • The tour takes place throughout the day, over seven 20 minute time blocks at stations throughout the site. Groups will rotate among stations every 20 minutes.
  • An outdoor bathroom is located on-site.

Menu Blocks

  • Teachers can make their tour experience suit their classes needs! There are a series of options that can be chosen from, to make each tour your own. Choose from the options below:
    • Colonial Outdoor Games
      • Your students will play a variety of eighteenth century yard games, including horseshoes, graces, and hoop.
    • Sweet Bags
      • Your students will use a variety of herbs and plants to make a sweet bag, a smell satchel that wards away bad smells.
    • Lucette Weaving
      • Your students will learn how to make cording with a lucette, an ancient knotting tool.
    • Tin Punching
      • Your students will punch a design into a piece of tin and learn about eighteenth century tinsmithing.
    • Quill Writing
      • Your students will learn the finer points of writing with a quill pen.
    • Shut the Box
      • Your students will learn how to play shut the box, an eighteenth century number game.
    • The Colonial Garden
      • Your students will learn about the kitchen garden and go on a garden scavenger hunt.
    • House Tour (first floor)
      • Your students will take a tour of the first floor of the historic 1774 Morgan Log House.
    • Exhibit: “Leeches, Purging, and Magic: The Care and Healing of the Colonial Body”
      • Your students will take a tour of our temporary exhibit, “Leeches, Purging, and Magic: The Care and Healing of the Colonial Body,” an exhibit about medicine in the eighteenth century (only for 2019).
    • Bees and Beekeeping
      • Your students will learn about bees and beekeeping with our new bee hive, made possible with a grant through the Bee Cause Project. Students will learn about the uses of bee products in the 18th century, the care of bees, and problems facing pollinators today.

Outreach and In-Classroom

  • In addition to coming to to the Morgan Log House, we can also do programs in the classroom!
    • Single Class program, $100 for group of 35 students, $25 for each additional one-hour program. Multi-Class programs are $8 per youth.
    • Options for in-classroom visits are:
      • Colonial Games
        • Students will learn to play a variety of colonial games, including shut the box, dominoes, and cards.
      • Lucettes
        • Your students will learn how to make cording with a lucette, an ancient knotting tool.
      • Candle Making and Bees
        • Your students will learn about bees and beekeeping. Students will learn about the uses of bee products in the 18th century, the care of bees, and problems facing pollinators today. They will also have the opportunity to make candles.
      • What is it? Thinking Like a Historian
        • Your students will interact with a series of artifacts and will work together to guess their use. They will learn as a group what they were actually used for.
      • Quill Pens
        • Your students will learn the finer points of writing with a quill pen.
      • Ground to Clothes: A Clothes Making Experience
        • Your students will learn how the Morgans and the Cassels made clothes, and will have a chance to try some of the processes first hand.