Homeschool Programs

The History Center’s new homeschool programs explore themes with a variety of activities geared towards learners of all ages. Join us for special program days complete with hands-on activities, mapping labs, read-alouds, and primary source analysis in our archives. These standards-aligned workshops turn the museum into your classroom. Advance registration is required.

Homeschool Programs

Adventures in Time and Place
For 4 – 6 grade aged homeschooled children

This fall, visit all three of our sites to learn about the history of Western Pennsylvania from prehistory to the 20th century. Course sessions will include a range of hands-on and interactive experiences, investigations of objects, and archival material.

For students wishing to visit just one site, a $20 fee per participant will cover both days. For students wishing to participate in the whole course (all 3 sites), we offer a reduced rate of $50.

Information about each of the sessions is below.

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Homeschool Days

Heinz History Center – #Pixburgh

Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 10 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $8 for any attendees ages 5 and up. Free for kids under 5 years old.

On this special day of programming for homeschool families, visit the History Center’s #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience exhibit, featuring images and objects relating to life in Western Pennsylvania since the invention of photography. Play a scavenger hunt game, explore past photography viewers such as Viewmasters, handle objects relating to the history of photography, and place yourself into historic photographs to take home with you.

This program includes admission to the History Center for the day. A lunch space will be available for any families bringing packed lunches.


Information about homeschool days at the Fort Pitt Museum and Meadowcroft is forthcoming.