Workshops and museum tours for educational groups are available year round, Monday through Friday. These programs supplement early Marietta and post-Revolutionary War frontier history for students in grades 3-8, though programs can be adjusted to any age level. Programs are designed to help schools meet the Ohio Academic Content Standards. We can “customize” any of the programs to fit your time schedule. They are hands-on, interactive programs.
Group Programs Available at Campus Martius Museum:
- Putnam House
- Candle dipping
- Pioneer toys
- Pioneer clothing
- Silhouette drawing
- Military defense
- Map Skills
- Wildlife in Ohio
- Quills, early writing
- Native Americans
- Underground Railroad
- North West Ordinance
If you want to focus some of the time on Appalachian Migration into Ohio (1850-1970) we will focus on these areas. Besides the history, we will also address the issues in parenthesis.
- Assembly line (hands on activity which shows the advantages and disadvantages of specialized work as opposed to mass production.)
- Coal mining (positive and negative human impacts on the environment)
- Farming (changes in technology; positive and negative human impacts on the environment)
- Transportation (changes in transportation and the effects on migration)
Mini-Tours: Available only to schools not doing other programs. ($4 per student per one museum; $5 per student for both museums)
- For schools with a very limited time frame, we will have designated tour guides stationed throughout the museum.
- The guides keep the students focused. They will point out and discuss exhibits with the children and answer questions the students may have.
Educational programs are also available at the Ohio River Museum, located just one block from Campus Martius. Tour both museums for just $1 more or add tour & programs at both museums for just $3 more!
Group Programs Available at the Ohio River Museum
- Tour of W.P. Snyder, Jr. plus steam engines and how they work (upon request)Due to restoration, the Snyder will not be available during the 2013-14 school year.
- Stream table: how streams are formed, flood plain, and effects of erosion, etc.
- Flatboats, tows, and more boats
- History of Wildlife of Ohio
- Fresh water mussels, invasive species and the historic button industry!
- Human activity and impact on our rivers and streams can be addressed in multiple programs.
Ask about Hometown History on Wheels! Bus transportation cost reimbursement available to Washington County schools through donations from area groups and individuals on a limited basis. When scheduling, ask for details.
Any group (school, scouts, 4-H, church, etc.) is welcome to reserve either Campus Martius Museum or the Ohio River Museum for programs, tours, events or sleepovers. However, all reservations must be made by contacting Glenna Hoff, Educator/Program Director by calling 740-373-3750 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any plans made by groups without the approval of the Educator/Program Director and LeAnn Hendershot, Museum Director, are null and void. Any tentative reservations made through any other individual are subject to the approval of Glenna Hoff and LeAnn Hendershot.
Educational rates apply to groups of students of 20 or more. Smaller groups may be accomodated at the discretion of the Education/Program Director.
To plan your visit, contact our staff via email or by calling 1.740.373.3750. For a print copy of our educational programs, download the following brochure:
Educational Admission Rates
|Museum Tour Only*||4th Grade Achievement**||Educational Workshop**|
Please note that membership discounts do not apply to educational admission rates.
* Add the Ohio River Museum to your tour for just $1 more!
** Museum tour included.
***Additional activities/programs available at the discretion of the Program Director