Heritage Hill Learning Labs

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These programs are perfect for the winter months! 

Build a Log Cabin

Grades: 2-5

In this interactive program, children discover the differences between historic saddle-notch and piece-on-piece cabins by constructing small models of each. As they build, students learn about choices in roofing, chimneys, and building sites. Students will be given the opportunity to make chinking (a packing that is placed between logs), a wooden shingle and shingle a roof. Students will learn about the log cabin buildings that are on-site at Heritage Hill, such as Tank Cottage and the Belgian Farm. Also learn about the original style log buildings of Fort Howard in 1816. Learn More

1848 Schoolhouse Program

Grades: 3-5

Welcome to the year 1848. Your students will be immersed in the feeling of traveling back in time to experience school and learning in a completely new way. Our teacher leads your class in geography, history, reading, math and spelling lessons out of 1840s textbooks. Students read from McGuffey readers, study historic maps, and figure arithmetic on slates. This will be an experience your students will remember for years. Learn More