Museum and Heritage Village School Tours

Expand your classroom to the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum

This fall the Museum offers new programs for students from grade 1 to 8. The school programs consist of a mix of interactive presentations, discussions, demonstrations, hands-on activities, games and projects to take home. The themes of the programs range from pioneer life, marine heritage, early transportation and community, to winter celebration and tradition. Students will view the World with new eyes as they step back in time, visiting buildings dating from early 1800's including a log school house, a log house, a blacksmith shop, a carriage house and Arabella William's home.

A class room tour is a wonderful way to help students make real-world connections between education content and concrete examples. The programs run approximately 90 minutes and tie directly into the Ontario Education Curriculum, particularly the social studies aspect.

For more information call Abbey Stansfield 905-834-7604 or by email educationprogrammer@portcolborne.ca

 
 

Pioneer Quest


Where did the pioneers come from, why did they settle in North America, what were their daily routines?  Experience what it would be like to live in Canada 150 years ago, how early settlers adapted to the challenge of their new land. Students discover what pioneer life was like by exploring the Heritage Village and participating in hands- on activities related to the early settlement of Port Colborne.


This program is intended for grades 3 to 6

Cost: $2.00 per students
Morning - May/June - Sept/Oct/Nov
Length of time: 90 minutes

 
 

Say Hello to Yesterday!

 

Teachers accompany students on a self-guided tour of our Heritage Village as they complete a fill-in-the-blanks guide and learn about 19th Century life in the Niagara Peninsula.

This tour is intended for Grades 3 to 6. 

Cost: $2.00 per students
Mornings- Mornings -May/June - Sept/Oct/Nov
Length of time: 60 minute

 
 

History "Scavenger" Hunt

 

Students learn about local history as they have fun gathering information throughout the Museum Grounds and Hertiage Village. Each student receives a booklet, pencil and bag for recording and collecting information. Teachers and helpers assist students in recording their answers.

This program is intended for grades 1-4

Cost: $2.00 per students
Mornings- Mornings -May/June - Sept/Oct/Nov
Length of time: 60 minute

 
 

Early Transportation in Our Community

 

Carriage, steam buggy, ship models take us back in time to imagine the excitement of early transportation.   We will discuss the various types of transportation and how and why they were used. The students will learn about the importance of the inland waterways for trading and commerce. Through this experience they will gain an insight into the past, a feeling for the period and an appreciation of their local Canadian heritage.

This program is intended for grades 3 to 6   

Cost: $2.00 per students
Mornings- May/June - Sept/Oct/Nov                                                                           
Length of time: 90 minutes