Homeschool Programs

$8 / person.  Geared toward 1st-5th grade children, accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy these educational experiences with your family or “pod / bubble” group.

Winter Pioneers
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. andSaturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Geared toward 1stthrough 5thgrade.  Ever wonder how the pioneers survived in the winter? What did they wear? How did they stay warm? What did they do for fun? How did they get their food and water? Get hands-on with history and experience winter preparations, chores, fashion, and the basics of fire-building at the Village. Participants will be in the log cabin for a part of this program, so please dress appropriately in warm layers.

Outdoor games may also be included, weather allowing.

Shopping Back-in-Time
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

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!

3 – Session Family Field Trip
Bring your family and a few friends to enjoy some of our most popular field trip activities in physically-distanced, small group settings. Students will go back in time to a one-room school, experience chores and cabin life, and make a candle to take home. Approximately 3 hours. Bring a bagged lunch. Please sign up with a minimum of 8 people.

Call 248-524-3598 or e-mail Akonieczny@thvmail.org to register. If those dates / times do not work for you, please contact us to set up a private booking.

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 Winter 2020-2021

Individuals, troops or packs achieve badges or electives through these fun, engaging, programs. Call or check our website for additional offerings done by request. 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 Akonieczny@thvmail.org.

Letterboxing
$8 per person | Sat. Dec 12 10:00-12, Thursday Dec. 17 3:30-5:30

Design your own stamp. Be a part of a small group to follow clues to find and “collect” stamp images plus leaving their mark for others to see. Clues lead to hidden “letterboxes” in the Village—similar to geocaching, but Victorian Style! Meets “Letterboxer” merit badge requirements.

Playing the Past
$8 per person | Weds Dec. 9 3:30-5, Thursday Jan. 28 3:30-5

Be a student in the one-room school. Spend time in our Log Cabin while the fire blazes. Try chores from the past like weaving on a hand loom and carrying water with a yoke. Have some old-fashioned fun!  Meets “Playing the Past” merit badge requirements.

NEW! Scouts Woodworking
$8 per adult, $10 per scout | Thursday Jan. 21 4-5:30, Saturday Jan. 23 10:00-11:30

Cut, hammer and build as scouts make an individual project and one birdhouse for the den or troop. Requires at least 3 weeks notice to prepare materials.  Meets “Woodworker” and “Baloo the Builder” merit badge requirements.

NEW! Scout Night with Lights
$8 per person | Tuesday, Nov. 17—5:00-6:30 Thursday, Dec. 3–5:00-6:30

Experience the time before electric lights as we “power down” in our Log Cabin. Also see our Celebration of Light exhibit. Learn about cultures and festivities that emphasize light during the dark cycle of the year.

Winter Mini-Workshops

Make something new using old-time skills and materials!  Join us for physically-distanced, small group format mini-workshops. All supplies are included. Click here for more information.

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