Historical Museum Field Trip Program

Tracy Historical Museum 3rd Grade Field Trips

3rd grade students tasting butter they made at Museum

3rd grade students tasting butter they made at Museum

 

At the beginning of each school year, third grade teachers sign-up for their class to participate in a special Tracy Historical Museum Field Trip tour. Third grade classes visit the museum on a Monday morning during the school year from about October to through May.  Classes are divided into small groups to tour the museum, learn about local history and take part in hands on activities such as:

3rd grade students learn quilting

3rd grade students learn quilting

  • Quilting on a quilt that will remain a part of the museum, and when completed, will become a part of the community quilt exhibit.
  • Writing in a journal with a quill pen and ink, just as was done in the 1850s.
  • Making designs on a tin disk with a hammer and nail that is taken home as a field trip souvenir
  • Making butter and eating it on crackers

As they work through these hands on activities, students get a glimpse of life in the late 1800s.

3rd grade students make tin punch ornaments

3rd grade students make tin punch ornaments

We Need Volunteers

About twenty-five 3rd grade classes are served each school year.  The program requires six docents to ensure a fun and meaningful experience for students.  Does this look like a volunteer activity you might enjoy? Contact us at tracymuseum@sbcglobal.net for more information.