Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History 2021 Summer School
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Second Saturday for Families is now Hands on History!
We are creating a series of FREE Hands on History Kits for you to do at home. Click on this link for the latest kit. You can schedule a pick up or (for a small fee) we can mail it to you.
May 2021: Reddy Kilowatt and Popsicle Stick Flashlights
In the mid 1920s Reddy Kilowatt made his debut as a corporate spokesperson to educate the public about the power of electricity. You can see our Reddy at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum. For this month’s Hands on History, you can light the way with this popsicle stick flashlight! Click on the link above for the latest free kit.
Virtual Museum Tours & Videos
School trip to the York County History Center cancelled? You can still spend the day at the museum with our virtual museum tours and story maps! Virtually walk through our exhibitions to learn more about York History stories by visiting our YouTube Channel Our staff even shows how fun history can be with our Museum Dance Off Videos!
Activities for Younger Students
Story Time on YouTube with one of our favorite books! Click on the book cover for the video and the additional links for more info.
Buy the book on Amazon (e-book is FREE!)
How about more stories online?
Check out Brad Meltzer’s I am Abraham Lincoln
Activities for Older Students
Webquest for Middle and High School Students: Featuring our Lewis Miller Virtual Exhibit.
How well do you know our local history? Take these short 10 question quizzes to find out:
What iconic image is pictured below? Solve today’s puzzle to find out!
Circle Round on Spotify- A diverse collection of folktales from around the world best for ages 4-10
The Past and the Curious on Spotify- Interesting stories from American History, also featuring historic music for grades 4-9
More Educational Tools Online from History Sites Around the Country
Museum of the American Revolution
- *Our Story: American History Stories and Activities You Can Do Together
- History Explorer- Searchable by Grade
Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History
- New, Free Family Website Subscription Provides Resources and Guidance for Remote Learning
- HamFan? EduHam at Home provides a family version of EduHam that can be accomplished outside of a school setting. It will be available through August of 2020.