Hands-On Programs

Explore the everyday lives of people of the past during an on-site visit or outreach program with Historic Fallsington!

Spend an hour or the day exploring our shared local history at the historic village or at your location. We work with you to address the specific needs and interests of your group and offer programs suitable for students of all ages.

   *Fees dependent on specifics of program.

Current Hands-On Programs:

Butter

Students will learn about the work required to make butter, from cow to final product and how technology impacted production during earlier centuries.

Christmas Tours

We will explore almost 100 years of seasonal and Christmas celebrations as we tour three of the historic buildings in the village. 

*This program can be adapted to fulfill the requirements of the Legacy badge- Celebrating Community for Girls Scouts- Brownies.

Clothing & Textiles in Early America

Students will explore how clothing & textiles were produced during the 18th century using natural fibers and dyes to better understand the economics and science of production.

Colonial Guessing Game

Using inquiry and investigation, students will explore life of the 18th century by handling copies of common objects and discovering some key features to determine use & method of production.

Daily Life in Early America

Students will explore how people lived and worked during the second half of the 18th century while exploring evidence found within the walls of the Moon-Williamson Log house and Stagecoach Tavern. 

*Additional hands-on activities are available to extend the program.

Dance

Students will learn about the use of dance as a social experience during previous centuries before learning a common dance as a group.

Early Trades

Students explore typical trades of early America during an immersive tour of the

village of Fallsington.

Hometown Heroes/Veterans’ Day

Students will tour the historic village to learn about a few of our hometown heroes from the American War of Independence to the Korean War.

*This program can be adapted to fulfill the requirements of the Legacy badge- Celebrating Community for Girls Scouts- Brownies.

Silhouettes

Students will learn about this popular art form common during the late 18th-19th centuries and then help create one for their friend.

Taverns in Early America

Students learn about the role of taverns in early America to explore the ideas of place and transportation, including magnetic points of a compass.

Butter Churn
Early American Clothing
Hometown Heros
Early Trading
Early American Tavern
Silhouette