Education Programs
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On-site Field Trips: Visit the Historic Village, Nature Center, or the John L. Wehle Gallery. These field trips are available on select Wednesdays, Thursday, & Fridays throughout the year. Field trip arrival time begins at 9 a.m. for the remainder of 2023!

Moveable Museum Programs: Invite a costumed interpreter or naturalist – along with their trunk full of activities and learning materials – into your classroom, community center, or library. These programs can be scheduled year-round based on availability.

Virtual Programs: Meet us online for a live, interactive virtual program. These programs can be scheduled year-round based on availability.

GRANT FUNDING: Various generous donors allow GCV&M to offer grant funding to schools that meet certain qualifications. All RCSD schools, including public charters, are eligible for free student admission and transportation. Any rural/suburban school district where NYSED has identified that the student population is 50% or more economically disadvantaged is eligible for free student admission. Visit HERE to see if you qualify. Each grade at a qualifying schools can use these grants for two programs per academic year.

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Small Folks (in-classroom)

We bring the museum to you! Students discover what pioneer life was like for the settlers of Western New York. Using 19th-century objects and clothing,

Kids playing historic games

19th-Century Games (in-classroom)

We bring the museum to you! Guided by a costumed museum educator, students play with jackstraws, cup-and-ball, the whimmy-diddle, buzz saw, and much more. Those

Historic toys and tools

Objects from History (in-classroom)

We bring the museum to you! Our museum educator brings unusual and everyday objects from the 19th century to your classroom. Students have the opportunity