Byron Museum of History & Lucius Read House

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving the Byron area’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. The Museum Complex consists of a large Exhibit Hall, the historic Read House - which was on the Underground Railroad and is a listed site on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom - and an adjoining Gallery.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 10AM-3PM.

School

Learn about Byron’s rich history, from industrialization and the Civil War to its place in the mid-20th century. Take a look at the story of Henry “Box” Brown and his journey on the Underground Railroad, and visit the 1840s Lucius Read House, to learn about the house’s role as a hiding place for runaway slaves on the way to freedom. Groups can also see an excavated outhouse, antique household items, Civil War artifacts, and learn about the farming and railroad industries.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
Industrialization, Civil War, Underground Railroad, Slavery.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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Byron Museum of History & Lucius Read House

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving the Byron area’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. The Museum Complex consists of a large Exhibit Hall, the historic Read House - which was on the Underground Railroad and is a listed site on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom - and an adjoining Gallery.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 10AM-3PM.

Scouts

Learn about Byron’s rich history, from industrialization and the Civil War to its place in the mid-20th century. Take a look at the story of Henry “Box” Brown and his journey on the Underground Railroad, and visit the 1840s Lucius Read House, to learn about the house’s role as a hiding place for runaway slaves on the way to freedom. Groups can also see an excavated outhouse, antique household items, Civil War artifacts, and learn about the farming and railroad industries.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
Industrialization, Civil War, Underground Railroad, Slavery.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Byron Museum of History & Lucius Read House

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving the Byron area’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. The Museum Complex consists of a large Exhibit Hall, the historic Read House - which was on the Underground Railroad and is a listed site on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom - and an adjoining Gallery.

contact info

Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 10AM-3PM.

Home School

Learn about Byron’s rich history, from industrialization and the Civil War to its place in the mid-20th century. Take a look at the story of Henry “Box” Brown and his journey on the Underground Railroad, and visit the 1840s Lucius Read House, to learn about the house’s role as a hiding place for runaway slaves on the way to freedom. Groups can also see an excavated outhouse, antique household items, Civil War artifacts, and learn about the farming and railroad industries.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
Industrialization, Civil War, Underground Railroad, Slavery.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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