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School

During spring and fall visits (Sept.-Oct., Apr.-mid Jun.) to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, students can learn about the Depper family that started the farm, observe farm animals, visit one room school, and more. Winter programs (Nov.-Mar.) offer such things as a fiber program with spinning, weaving and interaction with a sheep or an 1893 school day.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Animals, Colonial American History, Crafts, Early Trades, Farming, Pioneers, Visual Arts.

contact info
Name: Program Director.
Phone: 570-992-6161
Email: farm@quietvalley.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. 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, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee

Outreach

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm’s traveling programs allow students and youth groups to learn about life on an early Pennsylvania-German farm. Programs focus on how Pennsylvania settlers preserved food, how they lit their homes before electricity was invented, and how they used trees found in the forest. Farm animals Henrietta the Hen and Molly the Sheep can also travel to your location for educational programs.

topics covered:
American History, Animals, Colonial American History, Crafts, Early Trades, Farming, Pioneers, Visual Arts.

contact info
Name: Program Director
Phone: 570-992-6161
Email: farm@quietvalley.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-4 hours. Cost: Fee

About This Venue

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

Quiet Valley Historical Farm is a non-profit, historic museum and working farm set on 114 acres in eastern Pennsylvania with a mission to preserve and present agricultural and rural life of 19th century America. Quiet Valley offers programs with meaningful, engaging educational content. Groups can visit the 1800s farm and watch re-enactors in period clothing as they engage in hearth cooking, spinning, weaving, animal husbandry, and more. Outreach programs are also available. Reservations are required.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, See website.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

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Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

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Scouts

Hands-on programs at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm allow scout to work on a variety of badges, including Art and Nature. Activities include creating folk art, learning to identify trees, planting seeds, making traditional candy, and more. Activities vary by season.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Environmental Science, Science, Social Studies, Technology.

topics covered:
American History, Ecology, Colonial American History, Crafts, Nature, Visual Arts.

contact info
Name: Program Director.
Phone: 570-992-6161
Email: farm@quietvalley.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-3 hours. 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, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee

Outreach

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm’s traveling programs allow students and youth groups to learn about life on an early Pennsylvania-German farm. Programs focus on how Pennsylvania settlers preserved food, how they lit their homes before electricity was invented, and how they used trees found in the forest. Farm animals Henrietta the Hen and Molly the Sheep can also travel to your location for educational programs.

topics covered:
American History, Animals, Colonial American History, Crafts, Early Trades, Farming, Pioneers, Visual Arts.

contact info
Name: Program Director
Email: farm@quietvalley.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-4 hours. Cost: Fee

About This Venue

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

Quiet Valley Historical Farm is a non-profit, historic museum and working farm set on 114 acres in eastern Pennsylvania with a mission to preserve and present agricultural and rural life of 19th century America. Quiet Valley offers programs with meaningful, engaging educational content. Groups can visit the 1800s farm and watch re-enactors in period clothing as they engage in hearth cooking, spinning, weaving, animal husbandry, and more. Outreach programs are also available. Reservations are required.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, See website.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

Camp

Summer camp groups can visit Quiet Valley Historical Farm for a summer tour. Admission to the farm includes admission for three summer events, as well as special highlight demonstrations. Learn about quilting or old time paper crafts, view an entertaining presentation on bee keeping, attend class in the class in the One-Room School, and much more!

topics covered:
American History, Animals, Colonial American History, Crafts, Early Trades, Farming, Pioneers, Visual Arts.

contact info
Name: Program Director.
Phone: 570-992-6161
Email: farm@quietvalley.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. 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, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee

About This Venue

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

Quiet Valley Historical Farm is a non-profit, historic museum and working farm set on 114 acres in eastern Pennsylvania with a mission to preserve and present agricultural and rural life of 19th century America. Quiet Valley offers programs with meaningful, engaging educational content. Groups can visit the 1800s farm and watch re-enactors in period clothing as they engage in hearth cooking, spinning, weaving, animal husbandry, and more. Outreach programs are also available. Reservations are required.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, See website.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

Homeschool

Homeschool groups can enjoy a variety of fun programs at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. During the spring, homeschoolers can work on their public speaking and social skills while demonstrating historic crafts and showing the farm’s animals to visitors on tours. This program may involve parent attendance or children ages 10 and up. Training and commitment carries over a 5 month period. Hands-on History programs are also available to homeschool groups, which focus on topics such as simple machines, 19th century clothing, and the traditions that the Pennsylvania-Germans brought with them to America.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Animals, Colonial American History, Crafts, Early Trades, Farming, Pioneers, Visual Arts.

contact info
Name: Program Director.
Phone: 570-992-6161
Email: farm@quietvalley.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. 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, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee

Outreach

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm’s traveling programs allow students and youth groups to learn about life on an early Pennsylvania-German farm. Programs focus on how Pennsylvania settlers preserved food, how they lit their homes before electricity was invented, and how they used trees found in the forest. Farm animals Henrietta the Hen and Molly the Sheep can also travel to your location for educational programs.

topics covered:
American History, Animals, Colonial American History, Crafts, Early Trades, Farming, Pioneers, Visual Arts.

contact info
Name: Program Director
Email: farm@quietvalley.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-4 hours. Cost: Fee

About This Venue

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

Quiet Valley Historical Farm is a non-profit, historic museum and working farm set on 114 acres in eastern Pennsylvania with a mission to preserve and present agricultural and rural life of 19th century America. Quiet Valley offers programs with meaningful, engaging educational content. Groups can visit the 1800s farm and watch re-enactors in period clothing as they engage in hearth cooking, spinning, weaving, animal husbandry, and more. Outreach programs are also available. Reservations are required.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, See website.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

Family

Families can visit Quiet Valley Historical Farm for a farm tour in the spring, summer, or fall. Enjoy seasonal events like the Farm Animal Frolic in the spring or the Harvest Festival and Spooky Days in the fall. Summertime admission to the farm includes admission to three summer events and special demos.

topics covered:
American History, Animals, Colonial American History, Crafts, Early Trades, Farming, Pioneers, Visual Arts.

contact info
Phone: 570-992-6161
Email: farm@quietvalley.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee

About This Venue

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

Quiet Valley Historical Farm is a non-profit, historic museum and working farm set on 114 acres in eastern Pennsylvania with a mission to preserve and present agricultural and rural life of 19th century America. Quiet Valley offers programs with meaningful, engaging educational content. Groups can visit the 1800s farm and watch re-enactors in period clothing as they engage in hearth cooking, spinning, weaving, animal husbandry, and more. Outreach programs are also available. Reservations are required.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, See website.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

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