Homeschool Days

Homeschool families love to learn at the museum! The History Center offers a unique opportunity for homeschooled students and their families to participate in thematic, hands-on STEAM experiences centered on the museum’s exhibits. Programs are designed for elementary school-age students but younger and older siblings are welcome to participate. The fee is $5/student and adults are free and must remain with their child during this activity. Participants are invited to explore the museum following the workshop when held at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, the Colonial Complex, or the Historical Society Museum.

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We may add additional sessions if the others fill! For our spring classes, look for a new series of classes for older students!

SPRING Homeschool Days


Fun with Fraktur-CANCELLED
February 14, 11 am – 12 pm – FULL; 1 pm – 2 pm – FULL
Historical Society Museum
Explore the traditional German writing and folk art of Fraktur and paint your heart out
Brush up on Clean Teeth
February 28,  11 am – 12 pm
Agricultural and Industrial Museum
Come and learn about York’s Dental history during Dental Health Month.
Homeschool Field Trip to the Fire Museum
March 10,  11 am – 12:30 pm – FULL
Fire Museum
Come explore the Fire Museum on a traditional school tour. $6/person.
Hot Potato!
March 15,  11 am – 12 pm – FULL; 1 pm – 2 pm – OPEN
Agricultural and Industrial Museum
Learn more about potatoes and some of York’s crunchy treats.
Egg-cellent Decorations
March 29, 11 am – 12 pm – FULL; 1 pm – 2 pm – FULL; 10 am – 11 am – OPEN
Historical Society Museum
Come and explore the long history of egg decorating and paint your own decoration.
Get that Motor Runnin’!
April 12,  11 am – 12 pm – FULL; 1 pm – 2 pm – FULL
Agricultural and Industrial Museum
Learn more about some of York’s different motors and make your own type of motor.
Homeschool Field Trip to the Colonial Complex
April 14,  11 am – 12:30 pm – FULL
Colonial Complex
Come explore the Colonial Complex on a traditional school tour with some fun hands-on. $6/person.

Homeschool Days Events (Ages 13 – 17)

Genealogy 101
March 1, 11 am – 12 pm (WEDS)
Historical Society Museum – Library and archives
Come and learn the basics of genealogy in the library and archives.

Political Cartoons
April 5, 11 am – 12 pm (WEDS)
Historical Society Museum
Explore the art of political cartoons with the History Center’s collection of Walt Partymiller’s political cartoons.

Event Details

Historical Society Museum
250 East Market Street
York, PA 17403

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Homeschool Days

  • York County History Center – Sites vary by topic
  • Tuesdays but moving to Wednesdays
  • Sessions: 10 am – 11 am; 11 am- 12 noon; and 1 pm – 2 pm
  • Elementary age students
  • $5 fee/student covers supplies and museum admission for the day
  • Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome based on supplies available

Upcoming Events

March 25, 2023

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March 29, 2023

Homeschool Days


April 1, 2023

All About!


April 2, 2023

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society


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