Greensboro Historical Museum

Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will explore the history of Greensboro with the Greensboro Historical Museum’s exhibits. The museum’s permanent exhibits focus on Native Americans, military history, the textile industry, civil rights, and more. Groups will hear stories of past generations of Greensboro residents, see artifacts, and walk through a replica of the town as it was in the early 1900s. Groups can also stroll through the museum’s nearby garden-like First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, as well as historic buildings in Mary Lynn Richardson Park, which include Francis McNairy House and Hockett Blacksmith and Woodworking Shops. Self-guided tours, guided visits, and history hunts are available for groups.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 2PM-5PM.

School

School field trips to the Greensboro Historical Museum teach students about the past with primary sources and interactive stations. Students will visit the Great Wagon Road, blacksmith shop, quilting station, Ms. Lina’s School, and other areas on tours of the museum. Educational programs allow students to learn about life in the 1700s and 1800s, engage with artifacts, explore African-American history, compare life today to Greensboro’s history, and more. Field trip programs are offered from October through May. School groups are encouraged to visit the museum for special programs and activities during the holiday season in December, Women’s History Month, and Black History Month. Programs align North Carolina curriculum standards.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, early trades, Native Americans, Civil War, Mexican-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, civil rights movement, military, black history, historical figures, culture.

contact info
Name: Education Staff
Phone: 336-333-6831
Email: GHMeducation@greensboro-nc.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School Group Size: 72 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Free

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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Greensboro Historical Museum

Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will explore the history of Greensboro with the Greensboro Historical Museum’s exhibits. The museum’s permanent exhibits focus on Native Americans, military history, the textile industry, civil rights, and more. Groups will hear stories of past generations of Greensboro residents, see artifacts, and walk through a replica of the town as it was in the early 1900s. Groups can also stroll through the museum’s nearby garden-like First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, as well as historic buildings in Mary Lynn Richardson Park, which include Francis McNairy House and Hockett Blacksmith and Woodworking Shops. Self-guided tours, guided visits, and history hunts are available for groups.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 2PM-5PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on American Heritage and a variety of other history-related badges on field trips to the Greensboro Historical Museum. Tours take scouts to visit the blacksmith shop, quilting station, Ms. Lina’s School, Steam Fire Engine Company No.1, Hotel Clegg, and other areas. Programs give scouts the opportunity to learn about life in the 18th and 19th century, draw comparisons between life today to Greensboro’s history, engage with artifacts, explore African-American history, and more. Field trip programs are offered from October through May. Scouts are welcome to visit the museum for events such as Ghost Stories in the Graveyard at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery and Holiday Parade Fun in December.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, early trades, Civil War, Mexican-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, civil rights movement, military, black history, historical figures, culture.

contact info
Name: Education Staff
Phone: 336-333-6831
Email: GHMeducation@greensboro-nc.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School Group Size: 72 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Free

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>>

Greensboro Historical Museum

Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will explore the history of Greensboro with the Greensboro Historical Museum’s exhibits. The museum’s permanent exhibits focus on Native Americans, military history, the textile industry, civil rights, and more. Groups will hear stories of past generations of Greensboro residents, see artifacts, and walk through a replica of the town as it was in the early 1900s. Groups can also stroll through the museum’s nearby garden-like First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, as well as historic buildings in Mary Lynn Richardson Park, which include Francis McNairy House and Hockett Blacksmith and Woodworking Shops. Self-guided tours, guided visits, and history hunts are available for groups.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 2PM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy touring the Greensboro Historical Museum. Campers will have the chance to learn about local history through engaging programs. Activities allow campers to engage with artifacts, compare life today to the events in Greensboro’s history, and more. Summer field trip programs are available from mid-June to early August. Camp groups are welcome to bring bagged lunches to eat at Mary Lynn Richardson Park behind the museum. Field trips must be booked at least three weeks in advance.

contact info
Name: Education Staff
Phone: 336-333-6831
Email: GHMeducation@greensboro-nc.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School Group Size: 72 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Free

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>>

Greensboro Historical Museum

Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will explore the history of Greensboro with the Greensboro Historical Museum’s exhibits. The museum’s permanent exhibits focus on Native Americans, military history, the textile industry, civil rights, and more. Groups will hear stories of past generations of Greensboro residents, see artifacts, and walk through a replica of the town as it was in the early 1900s. Groups can also stroll through the museum’s nearby garden-like First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, as well as historic buildings in Mary Lynn Richardson Park, which include Francis McNairy House and Hockett Blacksmith and Woodworking Shops. Self-guided tours, guided visits, and history hunts are available for groups.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 2PM-5PM.

Homeschool

On field trips to the Greensboro Historical Museum, homeschoolers will learn about Greensboro’s past with primary sources and interactive stations. Tours take homeschool groups visit the Great Wagon Road, blacksmith shop, quilting station, Ms. Lina’s School, and other areas. Educational programs give homeschoolers the chance to explore life in the 1700s and 1800s, engage with artifacts, delve into African-American history, compare life today to Greensboro’s history, and more. Field trip programs are offered from October through May. School groups are encouraged to visit the museum for special programs and activities during the holiday season in December, Women’s History Month, and Black History Month. Programs align North Carolina curriculum standards.

topics covered:
Social studies, Native Americans, colonial era, early trades, Civil War, Mexican-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, civil rights movement, military, black history, historical figures, culture.

contact info
Name: Education Staff
Phone: 336-333-6831
Email: GHMeducation@greensboro-nc.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School Group Size: 72 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-2.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Free

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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