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:

Tours of the Wyandotte County Museum include a hands-on area where children try the hand as an archeologist, build a pot, touch furs, create bead work, grind corn, and try on clothing from the 1800s, or a fireman's jacket and helmet. The tour is adapted to fit any age.

If you are interested in visiting the museum for a self-guided tour (no tour guide), museum admission is free of charge. To schedule a tour, call (913) 573-5002 or email us.

Adult Programs:

The Museum and the Wyandotte County Historical Society offer a variety of programs throughout the year to our membership and the general community. Past programs including Bus Tours of Wyandotte County, Ghostly Wyandotte, various speakers, and other educational opportunities.

Youth Programs:

We have a variety of programs aimed to educate and entertain children. Listed below are just a few of the programs we offer. We can also customize a program for your group.
 
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.

Life Skills of the 1800s includes hands-on learning stations of various daily activities from the 1800s. Rolling out dough, making butter, scrubbing clothes on the washboard, and "shaving" will have children of all ages participating in this fun and educational program. This program can be adapted for children of all ages and can be presented inside the museum or at your location.