Posts Tagged ‘youth’

Homeschool Series: Dumbarton Detectives

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018 by Stephanie Boyle No Comments

Homeschool History Days at Dumbarton House

Introduce students to our nation’s past! Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to “travel back in time” 200 years and explore the early history of Washington D.C. Each program includes an interactive tour of the museum, snack, and an activity. Cost: $7 per student, $3 per adult.

Homeschool Schedule

2/22 Dumbarton Detectives: Students become history detectives and uncover evidence of how Dumbarton House has changed over the last 200 years. Through hands-on activities students will practice conservation of “historic” objects and will get to create their own plaster cast to take home.

3/29 Art at Dumbarton: A picture is worth a thousand words so during this program students will read art pieces in the house to better understand artistic tools, mediums, and techniques. Students will also be challenged to create their own still life drawings using different artistic mediums.

4/26 Farm to Table: Were Federal period households energy efficient? How do we interact with our environment? Students will explore the inside and outside of Dumbarton House to learn more about where our food comes from and how to be more responsible citizens of the Earth. By using herbs cut in Dumbarton House’s own garden students will feel even more connected to the historic site.

5/31 Parthenon to Portico: What does America have in common with Ancient Greece? Students learn how America was influenced by this great civilization by comparing Classical Greek and American ideals of government, art, and architecture. Using elements of Classical Greek architecture and their own imagination, students design a public structure to take home!


6th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival

Posted on: July 15th, 2017 by dbh-01

Join us as Dumbarton House hosts Archaeology in the Community‘s 6th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival.

 

Playing the Past Girl Scout Program

Posted on: June 17th, 2017 by Stephanie Boyle

Learn how girls lived during the Federal Period. Juniors will tour the historic house to “research” their role, then it’s time to pretend you’re a young woman living in the new capital city. Write with a quill pen, play games, make a clothespin doll to take home, and enjoy a tea party. This program includes a tour of the house, program supplies, a Dumbarton House patch, and a snack.

Level: JuniorsCommunityProgramPartnerlogo_final

Badge: Playing the Past Badge Steps: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Cost: $15 per scout; $5 per adult

Capacity: Maximum 40 scouts and 10 adults

Register HERE

After completing your online registration you will be contacted by a member of the education department to confirm your registration and collect a $50 deposit. Deposits are refundable up to 14 days prior to the date of your program. Your final count and final payment is also due 14 days prior to the date of your program.

At Ease with Etiquette Girl Scout Program

Posted on: June 11th, 2017 by Stephanie Boyle

Learn the essentials of etiquette and how it has evolved over time. From table manners to polite conversation, scouts will get to practice the basics. After, they’ll put what they’ve learned to the test during an afternoon tea party with their new friends! This is a special program that includes lunch plus a guided tour of the museum, all program supplies, and a Dumbarton House patch.

Level: Brownies & Juniors

Badge:  Brownie Making Friends Badge Steps: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5CommunityProgramPartnerlogo_finaletiquette
Junior Social Butterfly Badge Steps: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

Cost: $25 per scout and $10 per adult (tour & lunch included for adult)

Capacity: Maximum 36 scouts and 8 adults

Register HERE

After completing your online registration you will be contacted by a member of the education department to confirm your registration and collect a $50 deposit. Deposits are refundable up to 14 days prior to the date of your program. Your final count and final payment is also due 14 days prior to the date of your program.