School Programs

The Creston Museum is here to help as you grapple with all the changes that COVID-19 has brought to your teaching methods and lesson plans!

We have outdoor spaces here, if you’re looking for a change from your own playgrounds, and are always happy to bring presentations to your classroom/outdoor site if possible or offer something virtually (we’re a little new to the virtual world, but we’ve created video presentations for a couple of groups now and we’re getting better at it!). In addition, we have a number of walking tours and some online resources available.

Our staff wear masks and carry hand sanitizer at all times, and have plexiglas barriers available. All materials are sanitized between use or prepared exclusively for your class. We absolutely will adhere to any additional safety guidelines in place for your school or class.

Online resources are available free, though we'd very much appreciate knowing how you're using them and what we can do to improve them! Presentations and tour are available by donation, with a suggested donation of $3 per student.

At the Museum

If your bussing and social-distancing rules allow field trips, we'll work with you to ensure your visit to the Museum meets safety guidelines. Give us a shout to discuss your curriculum needs, class size, and COVID guidelines, and we'll come up with a program that gives your students hands-on learning opportunities. Available from May 25 onwards.

Customized Presentations

With extensive archival, photograph, and object collections, we can create a presentation that meets your specific needs. It's a great way to bring a very local focus to the Big Ideas you're teaching in Social Studies while encouraging your students to explore primary sources. Here are a few recent examples; please contact us to discuss your ideas! Available from April 1 onwards.

Walking Tours

Downtown tours, cemetery tours, residential tours - We use historic photos, existing buildings, and personal stories of local residents to encourage your students to explore the Social Studies concepts that are all around us. We can tailor routes and content to meet your specific needs. Available from April 1 onwards.

Online Resources

Over the years we've created online versions of several exhibits, and there's lots of other information and activities on our website! we hope you'll find this useful - and please feel free to contact us if there's something specific you're looking for.