Education

Throughout the year, the Wyandotte County Museum offers temporary exhibits and programs for school groups, adult or senior groups, or clubs. To book a program, tour or to inquire about our temporary exhibits and programs call (913) 573-5002. 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.


Tours:

Self-Guided Walking Cemetery Tours

Oak Grove - Map and Tour & Supplemental Information 

Adult Programs:

This fall we are sharing virtual content, including a digital look at Buried History in Wyandotte County Cemeteries,  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.


 

Youth Programs:

New! 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, Community and Immigrants, Education, Transportation, Citizenship and Voting Rights, Modern Conveniences, and Fun and Entertainment. Each section contains background information, discussion points, images, and activities.

These documents are free to use for educational programming. Download the Teacher Packet 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.

New! 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 focuses on expanding the Groves story and entrepreneurship. The 7th to adult version 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 and 7-Adult, 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.


Native Americans in Wyandotte County is a terrific program which 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 is held at the museum.

 
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 program.