Hands-on Learning for Homeschool Students

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Program and Event Press Releases
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Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: pr@nysha.org

Publication Date: 
June 2014

Cooperstown Homeschool Day

June 27, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (06/11/2014) — The Farmers' Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum have teamed up to offer a terrific day of hands-on learning for homeschoolers and their families. Cooperstown Homeschool Day on June 27 is a great opportunity to participate in special programming, explore our museums, learn, laugh, and meet other homeschoolers!

Families visiting The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum will have the opportunity to guide themselves through the museums while participating in Museum Quest, a series of staffed drop-in learning stations. The Grain to Table station, for example, allows students to get close to five types of grain and process corn or wheat using equipment in the Sweet-Marble Barn. The Hides and Horns station lets students touch some of the natural materials used to create the art found in the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art.

The interactive Museum Quest program gives students the chance to experience the museums in a whole new way. All stations are designed to help students explore the museums’ collections through standards-based activities in math, science, social studies, and language arts. Museum Quest is appropriate for students in grades K-12.

Pre-registration is required by contacting Joan at (607) 547-1461 or j.cullen@nysha.org. Admission for Homeschool Day at Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum is $6.00 per student. One adult per family receives complimentary admission, and additional adults will be extended the discounted admission rate of $14.50 each. The museums are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with Museum Quest stations open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum also offers a variety of educational experiences for all grade levels from elementary through high school on June 27. Programs offered will include tours, hands-on-history presentations, and other interactive lessons focused on math, science, social studies, and the arts. Visit for a full day or just one activity!

Students are $6 each and one adult per each family is admitted free. Additional adults will be $19.50. Activities begin at 9:00 am and continue until 3:00 pm. Advanced registration is required. To do so, please visit: https://community.baseballhall.org/homeschool-group-form. For more information, please call (607) 547-0313.

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