Education

Throughout the year, the Wyandotte County Museum offers programs for school groups, adult or senior groups, or clubs. We can come to you or you can come to us! Programs and tours can be offered with hands-on activities for children and adults.  Museum admission is free of charge.

 

Adult Programs

We are sharing virtual content, including a digital look the architecture of Wyandotte County and a peak into industries of the past. Our virtual education trunks can also be adapted for groups of all ages.

Museum YouTube Videos

Self-Guided Walking Cemetery Tours

Youth Programs

Bring your class on a virtual field trip! 

Using Zoom (or other preferred platform) our staff will take you on a virtual tour of our museum. Students will be asked to participate in figuring out what objects are, how they were used, and how the past compares to today. Tours are flexible to meet your classroom needs. Contact us to schedule or learn more. 

Native Americans in Wyandotte County

This program introduces children to the Hopewell and Wyandot cultures. This program lets students explore the Trowbridge and Barker Galleries and teaches them basic archeological skills.  This program is best for 3rd – 9th graders and can be held remotely.

History Mysteries

 lets children be the "curator" as they identify objects and explore and what they were used for.  This program is best for children ages 8 to 13 and works great as an outreach or virtual program.

What Makes WYCO Unique?

Come explore the Wyandotte County Museum and explore our unique heritage. This general tour can be adapted for multiple ages and groups.

 

Travelling Trunks

Virtual 100 Year Trunk

This educational virtual trunk is a one hundred-year trunk that focuses on life in Wyandotte County during the 1920s.  The content for this trunk is separated into seven topic sections. 100 Year Introduction,(PPTX, 6MB) Community and Immigrants,(PPTX, 4MB) Education,(PPTX, 2MB) Transportation,(PPTX, 6MB) Citizenship and Voting Rights,(PPTX, 4MB) Modern Conveniences,(PPTX, 4MB) and Fun and Entertainment.(PPTX, 8MB) Each section contains background information, discussion points, images, and activities.

These documents are free to use for educational programming. Download the Teacher Packet(PDF, 632KB) and please contact the museum for additional classroom aids.  This trunk is made possible through a Freedom Frontier National Heritage Area grant on behalf of the Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust.

Virtual Trunk: Junius G. Groves: The Potato King

This virtual trunk will tell the story of J.G. Groves, who was born a slave and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Wyandotte County's history. This program is built around a recently published children's book, "No Small Potatoes."

The museum has created two PowerPoint versions of this program. The K-6th version(PPTX, 30MB) focuses on expanding the Groves story and entrepreneurship. The 7th to adult version(PPTX, 46MB) focuses on using historical resources to tell a story. Both versions can be adopted for a wide variety uses. The content for this trunk can also be used in conjunction with earning entrepreneurial scout badges.

These documents are free to use for educational programming. Download the Teacher Packet K-6(PDF, 125KB) and 7-Adult,(PDF, 130KB) please contact the museum for additional classroom aids.  This trunk is made possible through a Freedom Frontier National Heritage Area grant on behalf of the Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust.