School Programs — In Person

For specific details about programs, contact Director of Education and Public Information, Anne Dealy at 315-789-5151 or adealy@genevahistoricalsociety.com.

 

  • Cemetery Stories

    The Cemetery Stories field trip helps students discover what cemeteries can tell us about the Geneva community and the people who have shaped it. Students in grades 2 and 5 will examine cemetery art and find out what it reveals about the people of the past and use critical thinking skills to discover how some of Geneva’s early residents lived, died and remembered one another.
  • Tales of Christmas Past (December)

    All classes will view the Prouty-Chew period rooms, which will be decorated for Christmas. Students will find out how the Prouty family celebrated Christmas in the late 1800s and see the kinds of toys the children received. Available for grades 1 to 3.
  • Taking Tea (Spring)

    Through hands-on experiences at Rose Hill Mansion and the Seneca Falls Historical Society Museum, students on the Taking Tea school field trip explore changes in cooking technology, women’s work, and the custom of "taking tea" between 1850 and 1890.
  • Plants and Agriculture in Geneva’s Past

    Students learn about the role that water plays in plant growth, and how John Johnston used innovative methods to improve agriculture on his farm in the 1800s. This in-classroom program runs over two sessions with the Historic Geneva educator.
  • Farm and Village (June)

    Students will compare village and rural life in Geneva's past and learn how people in the country lived long ago.