PROGRAMS > Education

Educational Programs at the Museum emphasize student-driven learning and hands-on methods of teaching. Content-rich programs use research and primary materials to teach history to students in grades PK-12. Teacher resource support is available through content materials, customized programs, books, and curriculum support. On-site classes take place in the Spear Classroom and the Whitman Tavern Room (both modern), in the Nancy Conklin Exhibit Gallery, and in the 1720 historic house.

Educational Programs Mission: 
We are dedicated to providing positive educational experiences for our many diverse visitors by bringing relevance and contemporary meaning to our community through the interpretation of 17th-  to early 19th-century history.

All Education Programs:
~Foster students’ understanding and appreciation of Farmington’s local history and the role Farmington citizens played in the forming of U.S. history.

~Utilize new learning strategies for using artifacts, primary resources, and first person interpretation to engage students of all ages and developmental levels.

~Stress the development of skills which students of all ages may transfer to other areas of their educational and personal lives.

~Encourage the development of positive attitudes toward museums and libraries as places for lifelong learning.

~Integrate local and state learning standards.

Learn more about Education at S-WH

Schedule a Tour

Choose from one of our tour packages or design a custom program for your group .

School Programs

Immerse yourself in history with a variety of events, classes and exhibits.  ​​​​​​​

Youth Programs

Learn about Scout opportunities and more.

Family Programs

Explore a variety of indoor and outdoor tours and programs for families. ​​​​​​​


High school and college students are welcomed as interns. ​​​​​​​


Docent training seminars will begin in the new year. ​​​​​​​