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The Long Island Museum offers many interesting, entertaining and educational programs for school children. Over the past year, the museum’s school programs served over 13,500 school children from 52 school districts. They are offered September through June.
For more information, please call (631) 751-0066, x 212

Meet the Museum

Meet the Museum: A World without Cars What is the World Without Cars program? This one-hour program will expose students to the world of the carriages in the 19th century. Using the museum’s carriage collection students will learn about parts of a carriage, transportation and life without cars. How does this program fit into my...

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Firefighting in Nineteenth Century America

What is the Fire Fighting in Nineteenth Century America Program? This one-hour program is designed to introduce students to the history of firefighting and the role of the fire fighter. Students will see 18th and 19th century fire vehicles. This is an interactive program that allows students to experience manning a bucket brigade and pumping...

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School Days

The School Days program recreates a late 19th century school day in the original 1877 one room Nassakeag Schoolhouse. The program provides students the opportunity to discover what life was like in a rural 19th century Long Island community and compare it to today. Through discussion, role-play and hands-on activities in an historic classroom, students...

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Long Island Long Ago

What is the Long Island Long Ago program? Long Island Long Ago is a two-hour program designed to help students answer the question, “What was life like on rural Long Island in the mid-19th century?” The program has three segments: the studio, where students learn about indoor life on a farm and also learn a...

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The New Nation: The World of William S. Mount

Social Studies Focus Students will learn about the artist William Sidney Mount and the time in which he lived. They will use an 1840 map of lower Manhattan to locate the shops, rooming houses and galleries visited by Mount. Students will plot actual routes and decide whether to walk, take a horse-drawn streetcar or omnibus,...

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Wagons West

What is the Wagons West Program? This two-hour program recreates the activities of 19th century family preparing for a trip across the United States on the Oregon Trail. Students help a fictional 19th century family prepare for the trip from Bloomington, Illinois to the Oregon Territory. They will select and pack the family belongings and...

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