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The Long Island Museum was incorporated in 1939 as a non-profit educational organization. The museum’s nationally-known collections include the horse-drawn vehicles, art and historic artifacts. Serving more than 12,000 students across Long Island each year, the museum is a New York State-chartered educational institution with programs designed to support state and national learning standards in social studies, language arts and art. The museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museum since 1973. In 2006, the Long Island Museum became a Smithsonian Affiliate, dedicated to American history and art with a Long Island connection.

Grades Pre K – 2

Meet the Museum!

MarketWagon

Role-playing, art projects and stories introduce young visitors to the museum.

10 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 2 p.m.
$7 per student
One class per session

NYNew York History
USU.S. History
TTransportation
AArt

Firefighting in 19th Century America

Stony Brook Medicine; VIP Reception at the Long Island Museum and announcement of Stony Brook Children's adoption of the Game Wagon.
Step back in time and become a firefighter in the 1800s. How did you get to the fire? How did you put it out? What tools did you use? Visit our 19th century fire vehicles and relive the life of a firefighter.
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. or 1 – 2 p.m.
$7 per student
One class per session

Grades 2 – 5

School Days

Schooldays

Become a student in our authentic one-room schoolhouse! Students will practice Spencerian script, solve arithmetic problems on slate boards, recite from McGuffey’s Reader and play 19th century games.
10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
$10 per student
Limited to 25 students per day

Long Island Long Ago

Long Island Long Ago

Travel back to Long Island in the year 1850! Students will learn about farm life at mid-century. They will practice chores using historic tools, see historic farm vehicles, study genre paintings for clues about everyday life and even learn a 19th century dance.
10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
$9 per student
Limited to 75 students per day

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Early to Rise: Farmhouse to Schoolhouse

19th century class

Follow in the footsteps of a Long Island farm child during the 1850s. Students will have the opportunity to discover what school was like for a child in mid-19th century in the historic one-room schoolhouse. The day will also include a chance to practice chores using historic tools and even learn a 19th century dance. All students will visit the schoolhouse, studio and barn.*
*Carriage Museum may be substituted for barn in inclement weather.
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10 per student
Limited to 50 students per day

Grades 4 – 6

The New Nation: The World of William Sidney Mount

Teachers may choose from two versions:

Social Studies Focus

MountNews

Follow in the footsteps of William Sidney Mount! Students will study his paintings along with maps, diaries and letters to learn about transportation, politics and business in 19th century America. Using original documents, they will plot his actual routes through Manhattan and Long Island.
10 a.m. – noon
$9 per student
Limited to 50 students per day

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DBQ

Art Focus

haymakers

Step into the studio of one of America’s foremost painters! Through documents, students will learn about Mount’s background and training. In the Art Museum, they will explore his self-portraits, landscapes and genre paintings. In the studio segment, students will sketch a still life and mix their own paints to complete it.
10 a.m. – noon
$9 per student
Limited to 50 students per day

NY
US
A
DBQ

Wagons West

Wagons West

Experience the hopes and fears of a 19th century family preparing to leave their farm to travel to a new life in Oregon. Students will help the family pack, and then visit authentic vehicles to learn about overland travel to reach the “jumping off point” at St. Joseph, Missouri. They will explore our emigrant wagon outfitted as a “prairie schooner” and meet a blacksmith to learn about wagons and wheels. Finally, they will pack a model schooner with everything needed for the six-month journey on the Oregon Trail.
10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
$9 per student
Limited to 50 students per day

PopcornThe Streets of New York:  Steps Through Time

Step into the shoes of everyday 19th century New Yorkers such as a butcher, a firefighter, a policeman and a doctor to see the historic streets of New York through their eyes.  Through the use of props, hands-on activities and guided discussion in the Carriage Museum galleries, participants will have the opportunity to discover the tools and original vehicles that helped shape the lives of these 19th-century New Yorkers and note differences and similarities to our 21st-century world.

1-hour program, Can be adapted to all ages/abilities

$7 per student, limited to 50 students per day

Home-School Days

The Education Department has designed a special program for parents and students who are home-schooled. Explore and discover what life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Programs will be held in the Carriage Museum, Art Museum, Studio and museum grounds.  Check calendar for dates and times.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. $5 per student, maximum of $20 per family. Parents are free.