Curriculum-based programs

Animal Homes & Holiday Tree

Age Level: Grades 3-4

Objectives: Learning more about local animals provides children with perspective on both the animals’ and the children’s own relationship with the ecosystem. Connecting with a favorite animal, as Horatio Colony often did, may encourage empathy for the animal, the environment, and other living creatures.

Collections & Imported Goods

Age Level: Grades 3-6

Objectives: Collecting has been identified as a common activity in middle childhood development. Horatio Colony’s grandfather encouraged him to begin collecting as a young child. Students will reflect upon what makes people want to collect and how this desire contributes to the trading of goods. The visit to the museum can be used to supplement classroom studies on world maps, the import and export practices of countries, the role that the physical environment played in the early economy of Keene, and Keene’s place in the global economy, currently and throughout the past.

East Asian Art

Age Level: Grades 5-12

Objectives: Art reflects the history, religious beliefs, aesthetics, and natural resources of its country of origin. The collection of East Asian art at the Horatio Colony Museum provides a vehicle for studying India, Japan, and China. In addition, students will consider art as an expressive form, as well as the concept of rarity.

Politics of Cloth

Age Level: Grades 5-8

Objectives: a place-based multi-disciplinary education program designed to teach the concepts of the Industrial Revolution through a focus on the history of the Faulkner & Colony Woolen Mill.
These programs address the New Hampshire Curriculum Frameworks in Social Studies, Science and Language Arts. For more information and access to the programs, please contact the museum.