Education Programming Opportunities
- Two Hour Program $5 Per Child, $3 Per Adult Sponsor 10:00-12:00 (Choose Two Programs)
- Three Hour Program $8 Per Child, $5 Per Adult Sponsor 10:00-1:30 (Choose Three Programs)
Teachers are admitted free. A guided tour of the Harn House is an additional $2 per person following programming.
Students spend time in a turn-of-the-19th century farmhouse experiencing and learning about early Pioneer life. Activities include old fashioned hard work, such as washing clothes and cooking in the kitchen.
Students are given an opportunity to work in both the barn and the garden areas. They will experience life on the farm, as did children 120 years ago. Students will grind corn, muck the stalls, make rope, and when the weather is good, work in the garden.
This program allows students to experience a day in a territorial schoolhouse. Students participate by using slates and reading from the McGuffey Reader. Playground games from the late 1800’s are an option for good weather days.
Between 200 - 300 students come to the Harn Homestead Museum on the Thursday and Friday closest to April 22nd to participate in a variety of hands-on activities. The highlight of the day is the children’s re-enactment of the Land Run of 1889. You must make a reservation to attend. The museum will reopen to the public following the event each day from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
For more information call, David Sapper, Education Director at 405-235-4058.