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Eight Square Schoolhouse Programs

1892 Full Day Living History

Designed to enhance learning about history through imaginative role playing and getting up close and personal with artifacts in our historic 1827 schoolhouse in Dryden, New York. This excellent program, begun in 1992, is now part of the Kids Discover the Trail initiative for fourth grades. Also excellent for home school groups ages 6 through 16. ($250/day)

We also welcome adult groups to visit and tour the schoolhouse ($75/hour for up to 20 adults)

Digging Into Carrie’s Diary

The History Center’s newest offering for students aged 8 to 13, this week-long summer camp takes place exclusively at our 8 Square Schoolhouse in July. Based on the 1869 diary of local 13 year old Carrie Manning, the camp explores many aspects of Carrie’s life through arts and crafts, food and farming, nature study and even an introduction to archaeology! Look for dates and more information  every spring. ($225/week)

Adult Archaeology Field School

Join us in August at the 8 Square Schoolhouse as we continue our successful program to unearth more artifacts. We welcome single adults 16 and up, and encourage inter-generational couples (parents/younger teens, grandparents/grandchildren) to partake in this unique and important work to help The History Center gain a more complete understanding of activity on this over 200 year old schoolhouse site! Look for dates and more information. No previous experience necessary. ($35/one Saturday or $125/all four Saturdays)

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