The Darien Historical Society is proud to conduct educational tours of the Museum to all 1st and 5th graders in the Darien Public School System.
We provide first grade students a fun-filled morning to step back in time and imagine they were a child living in Early America. Tours are led by Mrs. Bates and Mrs. Scofield in period costume, to complete the experience. Students participate in a round-robin tour of the Bates-Scofield homestead and engage in various stations of hands-on-learning that demonstrate cooking, farming, education and recess (or Colonial games) to receive their Passport to History.
Darien’s fifth graders are invited to our Bates-Scofield homestead in the spring. Tours are led by Mrs. Bates and Mrs. Scofield in period costume, to complete the experience. Students participate in hands-on activities of engaged inquiry while at the museum including mapping our historic town and playing some early American games. They then take a guided journey by bus, to local historic spots in our wonderful town and learn of their significance in the founding and growing of Darien’s history. Did you know that Ring’s End Bridge was once the center of business? Do you know where the oldest house is in Darien from the late 1600’s? A visit to the Noroton River Burial Ground reveals the resting place of some of our founding families, and a stop at a historic, local meeting house (church) completes this learning adventure.
The Darien Historical Society Education Committee also offers various after school programs, on going youth activities including, tea with Mrs. Bates and your Colonial doll, pirate adventures, sewing crafts, and holiday craft events.
We now offer birthday parties-Colonial/Early American by design, with an underlying history lesson, but catered to meet the trends and interests of today’s young children. Any questions, please contact:
(birthday parties, please call Sarah Keena)