School Programs — In Person

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not currently running on-site school programming. We are developing virtual program options and will update this page as they go online.

For specific details about programs, contact Director of Education and Public Information, Anne Dealy at 315-789-5151 or adealy@genevahistoricalsociety.com.

  • Cemetery Stories (October)

    The Cemetery Stories field trip helps students discover what cemeteries can tell us about the Geneva community and the people who have shaped it. Students in grades 2 and 5 will examine cemetery art and find out what it reveals about the people of the past and use critical thinking skills to discover how some of Geneva’s early residents lived, died and remembered one another.
  • Tales of Christmas Past (December)

    All classes will view the Prouty-Chew period rooms, which will be decorated for Christmas. Students will find out how the Prouty family celebrated Christmas in the late 1800s and see the kinds of toys the children received. Grade 1 We focus on the holiday traditions of the Prouty family, the roles and responsibilities of the Prouty family members, and how the Prouty family was similar More »
  • Taking Tea (Spring)

    Through hands-on experiences at Rose Hill Mansion and the Seneca Falls Historical Society Museum, students on the Taking Tea school field trip explore changes in cooking technology, women’s work, and the custom of "taking tea" between 1850 and 1890.
  • Plants and Agriculture in Geneva’s Past (late spring)

    Over two classroom visits students will participate in hands-on activities to understand what soil is and how it affects plant growth. They will learn about how 19th-century farmer John Johnston used tile drainage and manure to promote good plant growth and create a successful farm. Plants and Agriculture focuses on the role that plants and farming have played in Geneva’s past and present. Grade Level More »
  • Farm and Village (June)

    During a visit to the Johnston House, second-grade students will compare the rural house to the Prouty-Chew House in the city of Geneva. They will learn about farm life, and how agriculture in the area influenced the village/city of Geneva and created interdependence between rural and village residents. Grade Level 2 NYS Standards Covered Social Studies Standard 1, 3, 4