Homeschool Field Trip Day

 
 

Join us at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library for a special Homeschool Day! Your general admission ticket will include special programming on Woodrow Wilson and diplomacy, propaganda, women’s roles, life for the soldiers, and the home front during World War I. Visits to Woodrow
Wilson’s birthplace, an inside look at the library and behind the scenes tours of museum development will happen throughout the day.

Cost:

$14 adults ages 18 and up; 
$7 students, ages 13 to 18; 
$5 children ages 6 to 12. 
Children ages 5 and under are free.

Homeschool Day Event Schedule 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

World War I scavenger hunt open in galleries

Wilson’s childhood scavenger hunts open in galleries

10:00 AM – Birthplace tour – included as a part of general admission, this public tour lasts 35 minutes and tours the 3 floors of Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace as it stood in 1856.

11:00 AM – Birthplace tour – included as a part of general admission, this public tour lasts 35 minutes and tours the 3 floors of Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace as it stood in 1856.

11:45 AM – Archaeology – Did you know we had archaeological digs happening here? Learn about what archaeologists have discovered and handle artifacts important to our site.

12:15 PM– Birthplace tour – included as a part of general admission, this public tour lasts 35 minutes and tours the 3 floors of Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace as it stood in 1856.

12:30 PM – “Over Here, Over There”  is a program using a real World War I trunk from a soldier to learn about life in the trenches, how we got into the war, and what was life like on the home front and overseas for women, men and even animals.

1:00 PM – Behind the scenes in our library - What is it that librarians do? What is it that historians do? Mark Edwin Peterson, librarian and historian, will talk about the decades-old books in the Woodrow Wilson Library to show you how the library makes them available to researchers and the types of questions that historians can answer with these old books

1:30 PM – Birthplace tour – included as a part of general admission, this public tour lasts 35 minutes and tours the 3 floors of Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace as it stood in 1856.

2:00 PM – Wilson’s Childhood Schoolhouse – Journey into history as we discuss how Woodrow Wilson learned in a one-room school house.  Go over historic writing materials, mathematics and try your hand at the shorthand method of writing Wilson invented.

2:30 PM – Behind the scenes in our library - What is it that librarians do? What is it that historians do? Mark Edwin Peterson, librarian and historian, will talk about the decades-old books in the Woodrow Wilson Library to show you how the library makes them available to researchers and the types of questions that historians can answer with these old books

2:45 PM – Birthplace tour – included as a part of general admission, this public tour lasts 35 minutes and tours the 3 floors of Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace as it stood in 1856.

3:00 PM – “Over Here, Over There”  is a program using a real World War I trunk from a soldier to learn about life in the trenches, how we got into the war, and what was life like on the home front and overseas for women, men and even animals.