Homeschool Programs

Enjoy these educational experiences with your family or “pod/bubble” group. Geared toward 1st-5th grade children, accompanied by an adult. Price: $8/person. Call 248-524-3598 or e-mail YPD@thvmail.orgto register. If the dates/times listed below do not work for you, please contact us to set up a private booking.

Winter Pioneers
Private booking available upon request

Geared toward 1st through 5th grade. 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
Private booking available upon request

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!

Underground Railroad
April 29 at 4pm | $9/person

Role-play as fugitive enslaved persons traveling to freedom with conductor, stations, and ‘derailments.’ Develop a greater understanding of the challenges faced by 19th-century freedom seekers. Designed for children ages 5-13 with an adult.

3 – Session Family Field Trip
Private booking available upon request

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.

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. 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

Letterboxing Clues
April 17 at 10:30am |Price: $7/THS Member or $9/Non-member

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 requestǀ $8/person

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
Available upon request with minimum 3 weeks-notice | $8/adult, $10/scout

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.




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