Education

Not Just for Social Studies Anymore!

Fenton History Center welcomes bus tours and provides guided tours by appointment. Walk-in visitors are welcome to tour the museum with a guide booklet. Educational Programs on a variety of topics for schools, “home schoolers” and interested groups are available through the Education Department.

Fenton History Center Educational Programs are an excellent way to enrich English, world Cultures, Home and Careers, History, Art courses, and many more. Fenton History Center Educational Programs utilize local artifacts, documents and photographs to promote the student’s understanding of the concepts presented by our Museum Educators. When possible, the programs employ interactive, multi-sensory activities to enrich the student’s experience.

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While it is preferable for students to visit the Fenton Mansion, time and budget constraints do not always allow classes to visit in person. The Moving Museum brings the Fenton’s Educational Programming into the classroom via a Museum Educator. These programs are supplemented with photographs, documents, artifacts and interactive experiences. Programs available in the classroom are indicated with a Moving Museum icon.

For information about scheduling a guided tour, program or school program, contact the Education Director, Sara Reale:
phone 716-664-6256
email

Educational Programs Offered by Fenton History Center
Kindergarten –
6th Grade
Grades 7 – 12 Adult / Civic Programs
To Schedule a Program for K-6 To Schedule a Program for 7- 12 To Schedule a Program  for Adult / Civic Groups
Local Lore Comes Alive Call to Arms – Preserve the Union General Museum Tour
The Age of Homespun “Hands On” the Civil War The Age of Homespun
Victorian Sampler Life in Camp Brown Victorian Sampler
A Child’s Life One Century Ago “…Do just as You Think Best …” Life on the Homefront Meet the Fentons
Around Chautauqua Lake Citizens of Chautauqua Unite! The Victorian Woman
General Museum Tour Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad Victorian Etiquette & Taking Tea
Artifacts as Evidence “Slide Through” Chautauqua County and the Civil War Lake Exhibit
Photographs As Evidence Celebrations of the Season Revisited Nineteenth Century Architecture
The Victorian Woman Photographs As Evidence
This Old House Artifacts as Evidence
The Age of Homespun .
Celebrations of the Season Revisited Victorian Sampler .
“Have it Your Way” The Victorian Woman
This Old House .
Victorian Etiquette & Taking Tea .
Around Chautauqua Lake .
General Museum Tour .
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