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Educational Programs

General Info

Group Educational Programs for Children

Visit the Millyard Museum to bring history to life for your students! The Manchester Historic Association provides educational programs that enhance classroom learning. Topics explored in the Millyard Museum include Native Peoples, early European settlement, the textile industry, waterpower, labor struggles, immigration, child labor, inventors and inventions, etc. 

Programs are adaptable for grades K-12. The programs may be used to enliven studies of science, literature, social studies, mathematics, and art. They are appropriate for public and private schools, camp groups, home school groups and Scout troups. Each program is adaptable to your needs. If there is a topic your group would like to further explore, we would be happy to discuss how we can incorporate that topic into your program.  For suggested reading to do with your class prior to your visit, take a look at our lists here:

Elementary School Suggested Reading
Middle and High School Suggested Reading 

For more information about school programs, please call Kristy Ellsworth, Museum Educator at (603) 622-7531, ext. 303.

Fees for school and camp groups:

  • $5 per student and chaperone for one program
  • $8 per student and chaperone for any two programs
  • Free for teachers and camp counselors

**Please note that these fees have changed.

 Fees for homeschool groups and Scout troops:

  • $5 per student and parent for one program
  • $8 per student and parent for any two programs
  • Free for one leader per group
  • Toddler family members are welcome, free of charge

**Please note that these fees have changed.

Please note: As homeschool groups tend to be smaller, there is a $25 minimum fee for programs 

General Information:

  • School programs are available Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Advance reservations for programs are required.
  • Allow 1 to 1½ hours per program scheduled.
  • School programs are designed for a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 25.
  • Please arrange to have one chaperone for every eight children.
  • Indoor space is available for eating bag lunches if requested in advance.
  • The Museum Shop features many inexpensive items for children.

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