Outreach Programs

The Sheldon Museum is currently without an Education Coordinator. OUTREACH PROGRAMS and GUIDED TOURS are not currently available. Students and school groups are welcome for self-guided tours of the Museum. The fee for self-guided tours is $4 per student and adults. To arrange a self-guided visit, please call the Sheldon at 802-388-2117 or email mmanley@henrysheldonmuseum.org.

Learning Kits  may  be rented for 2-week periods.

The Museum comes to your school!  Choose from four topics which illustrate various periods in Vermont history: People of the Dawnland, Colonial Times in Vermont, Maps to the Past, and Early Schooling. Each two-hour program provides a variety of activities that compliment the learning styles of your students. The outreach program fee is $140 per 2 hour program, plus $.40 per mile round trip from the Sheldon Museum. The maximum group size is 24 students per session.  Please book outreach programs at least one month in advance.  Two sessions may be booked for the same school day if time allows.

Early Schooling

Grades K-6

Students will try to recreate a school day from late 19th or early 20th century Vermont by using reproduction school materials.  Reciting lessons, using slates, making copy books and paper cups, […]

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Colonial Times in Vermont

Grades K-6

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 […]

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People of the Dawnland

Grades K-6

Who were the first Vermonters?  People of the Dawnland will introduce students to the earliest Vermont residents.  A hands-on group discussion addresses the food, clothing and shelter of the indigenous […]

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Maps to the Past

Grades 3-6

Students will work with reproduction maps of your town from 1811, 1871 and a modern map to learn the town history. We will find out how maps can teach us about […]

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