In the early days of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Mooretown congregational singing...
Engage your students in experiencing settler life as they “become” pioneer children when they write with quill pens in the one-room school, dip candles at the log cabin, try their hands at making poked rugs, or churn butter and sample it on fresh bread . . .
Moore Museum is an 11-building complex, featuring a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, Victorian cottage, blacksmith shop, fire hall, “Basswood Block,” 1890 range light, historic church, agricultural implement exhibit building, railroad station and main building with a variety of displays, including a marine room and 10,000-year-old mastodon bones. This variety of buildings and exhibits allows us to offer a wide range of school programming.
Our goal is to give students an up-close, hands-on exploration of the skills, lifestyles and challenges of past generations. The highlight of all our school programming, therefore, is the hands-on component. Students who return years later remember dipping a candle, pulling taffy, writing with a quill pen in the schoolhouse, or making a toy.
Our programs are designed to assist in meeting the expectations of the Ontario Curriculum – not only in Social Studies and History, but also in Drama, Language and Science & Technology. Connections to the curriculum are noted for each program.
Price for any one program is $4.05 per student. Teachers and parents accompanying the group are admitted free.
For the "Life in a One-room School" program offered in your classroom, there is a mileage charge of $0.47 per kilometre, in addition to the $4.05 per student charge.
All programs must be booked in advance.
For smaller groups, the minimum charge is for 10 students.
Moore Museum has ramp access to all buildings and accessible washroom facilities.
Programs can be adapted to meet the needs of your students and your curriculum topics. Just give me a call and I would be pleased to assist you in any way possible.
For more information, or to book a program, please call:
Laurie Mason, OCT, Curator