EDUCATION

The Morris High School Acorn Literary Society, circa 1905

RESERVATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOUSE MUSEUM GROUP TOURS 

- All reservations must be booked at least two weeks in advance
- Please select the primary date you would like to schedule and two extra days in case we cannot accommodate your first choice and email that information to: Education@Bronxhistoricalsociety.org
- To complete your reservation, you must submit a $25 deposit either by check or pay pal at our online museum store.
- Your reservation is complete once you receive a confirmation email from us.

Valentine-Varian House/Museum of Bronx History
The Museum of Bronx History school program consists of:

Elementary
- A guided tour around the Museum
- A gallery discussion about The Bronx during the American Revolution
- An interactive period where students can engage with replica colonial items
- A self-guided tour through our rotating galleries
- A visit to the gift shop

Intermediate/High School
- A guided tour through the Museum
- A gallery discussion about The Bronx's role during the American Revolution
- A discussion about the issues surrounding the Revolution
- A interactive, literacy-based activity through the revolving gallery space
- A visit to the gift shop

Cost: $5 per adult, $3 per student

The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage Museum program consists of:

- A docent led tour of the Cottage
- A gallery talk about Poe's life and times at Fordham
- A video about Poe's life

Cost: $5 per adult, $3 per student

*During our programs we are happy to work with teachers to highlight specific components of Poe's work and life. Please contact us in advance if you have special requests.A visit to the gift shop

CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS

A great way to enrich student's experience is to bring them to the Historical Society for special presentations. Our space can accommodate up to 25 students and 5 adults at a time. These visits last 1 to 1.5 hours and are based around relevant historical themes. Here is a list of sample topics we can provide:

How to Utilize Bronx Primary Sources
The Bronx and the American Revolution
The Bronx and the Civil War
Immigration and The Bronx
Bronx Architecture
Transportation and People
Slavery and The Bronx
Industrialization's Impact
Robert Moses: Hero or Monster?

Cost: $150

*We can also create unique programs for each class.

SCHOOL OUTREACH

We are ready, willing, and able to come visit your classroom. We can present all of the programs listed above in the comfort of your home classroom.

Cost: $200

NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOURS

Walking tours are an excellent way to get students and teachers acclimated to their surrounds and foster a greater appreciation of the history and uniqueness of The Bronx. Tours usually last 2 hours. Here are some neighborhood tours that we offer:

-Morrisania: From Plantation to Urban Neighborhood
-Mott Haven: 350 Years of Bronx History in One Neighborhood
-The Lower Grand Concourse: 149th Street to Yankee Stadium
-The Upper Grand Concourse: Fordham Road to Bedford Park Blvd.

Cost: $250

*We can create a walking tour to accommodate any school's neighborhood!


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