Educational Opportunites

The Matt Gardner Homestead Museum provides wonderful learning opportunities for adults and children of all ages. Visitors can step back in time by touring the home and walking the grounds. Learn about the farmstead's history, architecture, and owner. Examine religious life and experiences. Visitors will see unique handmade quilts and early 19th-century toys at the museum. See how pop corn was popped at the Gardner house in the early 19th century. Don't forget to explore the grounds too, see the well house, chicken coop, and smokehouse as well as the garden.

School groups are especically welcome at the museum. Please call to schedule a visit after October 1, 2009.

Guided tours will be available once we are open.

THEN (The Heritage Education Network)

The Matt Gardner Homestead museum is a really good source and place to visit for heritage education. Historical residences are one of the best teaching resources for local, state, and national history and culture.