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Education

 

Lifelong Learner Programs

National History Day

 

Establish a Youth History Club at Your School or Organization

If you are a teacher that is interested in creating a History Club for 4th – 8th Graders, contact the Museum Educator at educator@ochs.org. As part of our effort to create a “Museum Without Walls,” the Museum Educator would bring Museum resources to your school for (8), once a week, 60 minute visit that would have students explore and discuss primary source documents, images, and artifacts. The club might also include trips to the Museum or to historic sites as well as hands-on projects or group activities. The club could meet during or after regular school hours. We could work together to find funding for the program ($600 – covers supply costs and Museum Educator’s time & travel).

History Book Club

The History Book Club is a partnership between Wood Library and the Ontario County Historical Society and Museum. Meets at 6:30pm the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) during September, October, and November followed by a January potluck. Meeting place alternates between library and museum. The group reads 3 books and watches one documentary on a theme. The 2014 theme is the Prohibition Era. Past themes: transforming New York State, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln, War of 1812, Presidents, the Great Depression, and early history of western New York. The club began in Fall 2007 with a grant from the New York State Council on the Humanities. Note: this is NOT a drop-in book discussion. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the OCHS Educator, at 394-4975 or educator@ochs.org by August 31st.

Scout Badge Programs

Programs for Webelos and Junior Girl Scouts
Contact the Education Coordinator to discuss programs for Webelos and Junior Girl Scouts.
(585) 394-4975 or educator@ochs.org

Student Writing Competitions

Check here periodically for a listing of local, state, and national writing competitions centered on historical events and figures.