Can't make it to the Plantation? We might be able to come to you! In the past we have done outreaches for schools, libraries, festivals, and other big and small events. Below is just a sampling of what we can take on the road.
Cost: Pricing will vary based on the activity. Please contact the office for more information.
We can bring a wide variety of activities right to you! These programs can be
tailored to your needs and audience and can take the form of a demonstration, a hands on activity, or a workshop. We can develop a program that will fit with the space you have available as well as the ages/number of participants and the allotted time. Some of the activities we have done in the past have included colonial toys and games, spinning wool into yarn, paper making, natural dyeing, rope making, historic block printing, and flax preparation. Please contact us so that we can work with you to develop a program that is right for you.
Cost: Starts at $95.00 for each 45-60 minute program
Perfect for daycares, libraries, and schools. Includes reading of one book, interactive discussion, and age-appropriate hands-on activities. Ideal for Pre-K to 2nd Grade. Program runs 45-60 minutes, for up to 30 participants.
Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tommie DePaola
Charlie, the shepherd needs a new cloak because his old one is tattered and torn. He shears his sheep and uses the wool to make himself a new cloak. The children will learn about how much work goes into making clothing by hand.
Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle
A boy named Jack wakes up one morning craving a pancake. Our storyteller will read about Jack's adventures in acquiring the ingredients needed to make a pancake. Along the way, children will learn that food comes from fields and barns, and takes a lot of work to make!
The Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall
A farmer takes to market all of the products that his family has made over the course of a year and sells or trades them for things they can't make at home. Children will learn not only about how people lived in the past, but about how activities are tied to seasons, and how colonial people depended on natural resources for survival.
For locations that are 20 miles or more from the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, an additional travel fee may be assessed at a rate of $.75 per mile. The need for such a fee will be determined by Plantation staff at the time of scheduling.
Under certain conditions, reduced fees may be available for outreach programs. Circumstances in which discounts might be available are as follows:
- Two or more programs booked in a single day, either at the same location or at multiple locations within close proximity to each other.
- Outreach programs booked in conjunction with a site visit.
A list of academic standards fulfilled by each of our outreach programs is available upon request.