Outreach Programs

Colonial Times in Vermont

Grades K-6
Student note

Student note

The Henry Sheldon Museum brings Colonial Times in Vermont to your classroom complete with samples of tools, food, and clothing styles that represent the lifestyles of Vermont’s early New England settlers.  Students will use maps to discuss how and why settlers came to Vermont and learn about some of the hazards which delayed their progress in building their farms and businesses.  Your class will have the opportunity to dress in reproduction Colonial-style clothing and learn about some of the basic chores that were crucial to survival in the wilderness.  Discussion groups will focus on exploring materials that represent the tools and other items the settlers needed to make their start in Vermont.   We finish the program by churning butter as a group and eating it on crackers!

Please allow a full 2 hours for this program.

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