Homeschool Heritage Program

Homeschool Heritage Program

Students ages 6-15 have the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of a 19th-century homestead.  We will offer workshops throughout the winter and spring, where participants will have the opportunity to engage in STEAM-based classes.  Each of these workshops offers unique, hands-on opportunities for children to engage in learning. Classes tie history to STEAM curricula, such as outdoor skills, cooking, and heritage crafts.

This program offers two age groups, 6-9 years old and 10-15 years old, for each workshop day. See the listing below for workshops by age and day.

All state-regulated COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Masks required.

Things You Need to Know

Cost: $15.00 per class
Who: Homeschool Students ages 6-9 or ages 10-15
When: 9:30-12:00

Workshops

January 15

Ages 6-9: Snowman on Wood Bark
Come to the farm and paint along with Cindy Lou. We will cover some history of snowmen and finish a collection of beautiful, handsome snowmen.  These snowmen will be painted on real wood bark strips. Your child will also choose a rope hanger to add to their creation. Then, blown dry and given a topcoat to “last a lifetime!” Make one or two depending on your time in class. Work on your painting skills with this winter-themed painting on a natural material.
Bring or wear your painting clothes for the entire time in class. Please keep in mind, all paint used cannot be washed out of your clothing.
Instructor:  Cindy Lou Morris

Ages 10-15: Almanac I
What is an almanac and how do we use it? Learn about the different parts of the almanac and what types of information farmers could get from them. In this two-part class, we will be doing activities related to using the almanac at different times of the year.
Instructor:  Janet Mishkin

January 29

Ages 6-9: Animals in Winter
What does winter look like on the farm? Learn about animals deal with winter weather. What did farmers have to do to help themselves and their animals survive the winter? Visit our farm animals and learn about how we help them stay warm during the winter months. Dress warmly as we explore the farm during the winter months!
Instructor:  Rachel Kresge

Ages 10-15: Almanac II
What is an almanac and how do we use it? Learn about the different parts of the almanac and what types of information farmers could get from them. In this two-part class, we will be doing activities related to using the almanac at different times of the year.

Instructor: Janet Mishkin

February 12

Ages 6-9: Valentine’s Day
Instructor: Rachel Kresge

Ages 10-15: A Day in the One Room School
Instructor: Darlene Repsher

February 26

Ages 6-9: A Day in the One Room School
Instructor: Meg Weinhofer

Ages 10-15: Maple Syrup
Instructor: Ian Haddad

March 12

Ages 6-9: Victorian Imaging
Instructor: TBA

Ages 10-15: Buildings & Shelter: Animals
Instructor: Ian Haddad

March 26

Ages 6-9: Fraktur Painting
Instructor: Tiffany Black

Ages 10-15: Buildings & Shelter: People
Instructor: Ian Haddad

April 9

Ages 6-9: Tin Punching
Instructor: Jillian Depete-McMahon

Ages 10-15: Historical Natural Disasters
Instructor: Rachel Kresge

April 23

Ages 6-9: TBA
Instructor: TBA

Ages 10-15:Lucet Weaving
Instructor: Tiffany Black

May 7

Ages 6-9: Fireplace Cooking
Instructor: Rachel Kresge

Ages 10-15: Pond Exploration
Instructor: TBA

Registration

To register for a workshop, please call the farm at 570-992-6161. Registration begins on December 3rd.

Your registration is complete only when payment is received. Payment by PayPal, credit card, or debit card is recommended.

For more information call 570-992-6161.