Black and White Photo of Families Working on Arts and Crafts Project in Front of Little Red LighthouseInterpreter in colonial dress helps a young boy use a flax cutter as his family looks on.  two children in school uniforms pour cartons of cream into butter churn as kneeling teacher in overalls helps themKneeling boy, using a yoke around his neck, attempts to pick up two barrels attached by rope to the yokeOlder lady in red jacket answers questions from a number of schoolchildren standing in front of herKids in costumes stand in silly poses in front of Alice Austen House


Education programs at the Historic House Trust sites are designed to reinforce in-school instruction in a variety of curriculum areas for a wide range of grades and are directly linked with New York State Learning Standards

Each historic house offers a unique learning experience that can be connected to a particular theme or unit of instruction such as families, communities and local, state and national history.

Students focus on a specific place and how it has changed over time. They discover how families lived and worked in earlier days; trace the growth and development of their own and other communities; deepen their understanding of diverse heritages; and learn about important events and significant people in the history of our city, state, and nation.

Whether you are planning to visit a historic house within walking distance of your school or thinking about a bus or subway trip to a site in another borough, the links on this web site will help you to determine which historic sites meet your instructional goals.

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