Homeschool Programs
Enjoy these educational experiences with your family or group. Geared toward 1st –5th grade children, accompanied by an adult. Price: $8/person or as listed below. Call 248-524-3570 or e-mail YPD@thvmail.org to register.
If the dates/times listed below do not work for you, please contact us to set up a private booking.

Shopping Back-in-Time
Private booking available upon request
Approximately 60 minutes
Visit the Village and join our costumed interpreters as they lead you through a make-believe
shopping trip at our 1910s general store. Students will be given various scenarios involving math, history, and economics (such as needs vs. wants, scarcity, bartering, and incentives). Children will also be given an old-fashioned candy or toy to take home!

Tin Crafts
Private Booking available upon request|
Learn about the importance of tin products in the 1800s as well as today’s households. You’ll also learn about the job of a tinsmith. Children will be taught how to punch patterns on tin and make crafts to take home.

2- Session Family Field Trip
Private booking available upon request | $9/person
Approximately 120 minutes
Bring your family and a few friends to enjoy some of our most popular field trip activities in small group settings. Students will go back in time to experience chores and cabin life, and make a candle to take home.

Our Community Series
The Our Community series of curriculum-based workbooks are designed as guides to help 1st
and 2nd grade students learn about history and communities. Each book contains history,
science, math, social studies and language arts, as well as kid-friendly language and activities
students will enjoy. Click here for more information and to order.

Scouts Fall Offerings
Individuals, troops, or packs achieve badges or electives through these fun, engaging programs.
If your troop or den needs its own time or date (including evening), please call 248-524-3598
to speak to our teaching team or email ypd@thvmail.org.

Letterboxing Clues
Private booking available upon request | Price: $9/person
Approximately 60-90 minutes
Find clues leading to hidden “letterboxes” all over the Village. You’ll create your own
personalized stamp, then trade and collect stamp images as you follow the clues. Remind you of geocaching? Ages 7 and up (readers). Meets “Letterboxer” merit badge requirements.

Playing the Past
Private booking available upon request ǀ $9/person
Approximately 90 minutes
Be a student in the one-room school. Spend time in our Log Cabin while the fire blazes. Try
chores from the past like making butter and carrying water with a yoke. Have some
old-fashioned fun!  Meets “Playing the Past” merit badge requirements.

Scouts Woodworking
Available upon request with minimum 3 weeks-notice | $8/adult, $11/scout
Approximately 90-120 minutes
Cut, hammer, and build as Cadette Scouts and Bear Scouts make an individual project, and one birdhouse for the den or troop. To schedule your troop or den, please give at least three weeks notice for us to prepare materials. Meets GS Cadette “Woodworker” and Cub Scout “Baloo the Builder” belt loop requirements.

Earth Rocks!
Private booking available upon request | Price: $10/person
Utilize maps, minerals and materials to show how Michigan rock resources are used. We introduce Geology to scouts and scholars. Explore Troy Historic Village with rocks and minerals in mind. Map Michigan’s mining resources, use a rock hammer, take home rock samples and smooth your own Petosky stone with a take-home kit.

Night Owl
Private booking available upon request | Price: $9/person
Experience the Village after dark! Chat with someone who works late, explore signs of nature at night, and learn some cool nighttime history. This program can run late into the evening, depending on sunset that particular day.

Cast Iron Cooking
Private booking available upon request | $10/person
Learn to cook over the fire in a Dutch oven. Scouts will learn to prepare and cook in a Dutch oven, measure and mix ingredients for dough, and put their new-found knowledge to use when they bake their own biscuits. Program also includes fire safety and fire building practice. 

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