Program DetailsOne 2-hour program: $7 per student Prices may vary for customized programs. Teachers and chaperones will be admitted for free, and are responsible for their groups at all times. Constant supervision is required. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for discipline and limiting disruptive behaviour. Please discuss museum etiquette with your class before visiting. A ratio of 1 chaperone per 5 students is recommended. Please follow your board guidelines. For more information or to book a program, please contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs, at 519-393-5315, or .
Let’s Learn About Pioneers! Early Settlers of Perth CountyIn this program, students will learn what life was like for early settlers of Stratford and Perth County. They will participate in historical games and activities such as grinding corn, carding wool, and washing laundry by hand. This program includes a craft for students to take home. This works best as an outdoor program, but indoor variations are available. Program length: 2 hours. Grade 3. Variations available for Grades 7 and 8.
Let’s Go On An Adventure! Introduction to Maps and OrienteeringIn this program, younger students will learn how to navigate using maps, and older students will learn to use both maps and a compass. They will participate in interactive games that teach them how to read and examine a variety of maps, and will discuss various map elements and compass techniques. They will then put these new skills to use by following clues around the Museum’s walking trails. This works best as an outdoor program, but indoor variations are available. Program length: 2 hours Grades 1 to 8
Let’s Talk About Traditions and Celebrations! Pioneer and Victorian Holiday TraditionsIn this program, students will explore different pioneer Christmas celebrations and traditions. They will discuss the history of our modern Christmas celebrations, and how pioneer traditions differ from our traditions today. This program includes hands-on activities and crafts to take home. Program length: 2 hours Grades 2 and 3
Printing Fun – Make an Impression
Join us at The Stratford Perth Museum to learn about the rich history of letterpress and experience this early method of printed communication. This is a one-hour session full of learning and hands-on fun.We will begin with a 15-minute introduction to letterpress printing. For the rest of the hour, participants can try their hand at printing on an antique proof press, and create a keepsake card. Led by Mike Pomeroy, our Print Shop Coordinator, this is an opportunity to learn some of the basics of letterpress printing using an authentic period proof press. For more information or to book this program, please contact Kayla Droog. Bookings for this program must be made at least 2 weeks prior to your visit. Cost will vary depending on the size of the group. Restrictions may apply.