Bring the museum to your classroom! Programs are presented by museum docents, and may serve as self-contained programs or tour orientations. Call for reservations at least three weeks in advance. Fees Vary.
Learning to Look
Using art reproductions, students participate in a series of perceptual games that stimulate visual awareness and promote creativity. Content can be coordinated with your Art, Social Studies, or Language Arts curriculum. May serve as an orientation for art tours.
Farm to Factory Orientation
This exciting interactive video presentation is designed as an orientation for the 5th graders who visit our history exhibit every year. Limit: one class per presentation session.
What was life like in Connecticut 100 years ago? What important changes were taking place? Learn about the past by “reading” objects and photographs, and discovering other historic “clues.” This can also serve as an orientation for the “Farm to Factory” tour.
Help your students discover the delights of pediments, columns, and other elements of the built environment. By examining pictures of local buildings, students learn how styles change over time. May be coordinated with an “Architectural Explorations” tour.
Bustles & Bloomers
What do your clothes say about your lifestyle? Let the museum’s traveling collection of Victorian fashions teach you about the social customs they represented. Try on our reproduction dress, play with fashionably dressed paper dolls, and hear what Victorian ladies had to say about their restrictive clothing.
(All Ages, 35 min. VHS)
Explore the common threads that bring a community together with this unique video presentation. Follow the experiences of the founding members of the African American Community through first hand accounts of migration, work, church, neighborhood life, and the social scene of the early 1900’s.
Neighborhood History Program
See what life was and is like in Waterbury, the city of neighborhoods. Study one neighborhood or study them all with this outreach series on the communities that make our city so special. Includes slide presentation and optional activities. Call for details.