School Programs

MoD School Programs

The Museum of Dufferin offers a variety of enriching curriculum-based education programs. We make local history meaningful for students by presenting stories, documents, pictures and artifacts from our collections, and engaging students in interactive activities. In addition to our regular program offerings, we welcome requests for new or customized programs. To make a request please contact the Julie McNevin, Education Programmer at

We look forward to hearing from you!


Digital History Contest
Grades 4-10

Share digital history projects created by your students! Great awards & prizes are up for grabs. Visit for complete details. Deadline for submissions is May 10. 2019.


Hearth & Home: Settlers & First Nations in Dufferin County – Grade 3 – 3-5 hours, $5.00 per student
Students will visit 8 interactive learning stations as they explore the history of Early Settlers & First Nations peoples in Dufferin County. Stations focus on daily living, occupations, food and agriculture, geography and transportation, tools and construction, games, clay, and archaeology.


Dufferin Detectives – Grade 6 – 3-5 hours, $5.00 per student
Challenge your students to be history detectives. In this program, students will take on the role of junior-archivists as they explore and investigate objects, documents and photographs. Their goal is to uncover the life-story of a migrant child (Home Child) and discover how they helped shape local history.



Museum2Go Education Rental Kits, $30 for 3 weeks
Can’t come to the museum? Borrow a teaching/learning kit from the MoD. Kits come complete with copies of archival photographs, hands-on artifacts, historical information, lesson plans, and tons of suggested cross-curricular and multi-curricular activities.

Kits Available: Traditions & Celebrations, Gr. 2  &  The One-Room Schoolhouse, Gr. 3 (coming in 2019)



Grandpals, Grade 5
The MoD is a community partner for the Grandpals project, an inter-generational, cross-curricular, and active citizenship program that aims to tell, collect and preserve stories of senior citizens. Please visit for more information.



How to Book a Program

Contact Julie McNevin, Education Programmer at or 1-877-941-7787 (toll free) or 1-519-941-1114 (local) extension 4013.

To book a program, please provide the following:

  • Your full name and the name of your organization or school
  • Full contact information (phone number and email address)
  • The name of the program you would like to book
  • Grade(s) and number of students
  • Preferred date(s) and time(s) for programming to take place. Please provide options two weeks or greater in advance.

Your booking is complete upon receipt of a booking confirmation (email). The MoD cancellation policy applies to all education program bookings. Payment in full is due no later than the date of the program.