School Programs

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 Julie McNevin, Education Programmer at education@dufferinmuseum.com or fill our Information Request Form here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Grade 3: Hearth & Home: Settlers & Indigenous Peoples in Dufferin County

3-5 hours, $5.00 per student

Students will visit 8 interactive learning stations as they explore the history of Early Settlers & Indigenous Peoples in Dufferin County. Stations focus on daily living, occupations, food and agriculture, geography and transportation, tools and construction, games, clay, and archaeology.

Grade 6: Dufferin Detectives 

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.

Grade 4-6: Grandpals
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 grandpals.ca for more information.

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:

  • Grade 2: Traditions & Celebrations
  • Grade 3: The One-Room Schoolhouse (coming in 2019)

How to Book a Program

Please fill out the form below or contact Julie McNevin, Education Programmer at education@dufferinmuseum.com 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.

School Programs Request Form

School Program Information Request Form

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