Educational Programs Description
The Director of Programs and Education offers a variety of hands-on educational presentations and activities. Among those are the Hands On History program, STEAM Saturdays, Traveling Trunks, United School District presentations, Senior education, special request events for a variety of groups, and Time Travel camp!
The Hands On History program offers family education and activities (and sometimes food treats!) for all ages at the Geary County Historical Society Museum. These lessons are at no cost to our guests and meet the first Wednesday of the month September through May. There are two different sessions the day of the event at 10 AM and 4 PM and we generally meet for an hour. We have home school families and after school friends attend the programs. The lessons are interactive with a variety of topics and always include Geary County history! We have added a new component to our Hands On History program-STEAM! Be sure to look at this year's schedule and program listing.
Our Traveling Trunks are used for school presentations, Scouts, church groups, home school groups, and more. There are nine different trunks and the Director of Programs and Education presents these as requested. Be sure to check for availability and contact GearyHistoryPrograms@gmail.com to schedule your presentation.
For special request programs, we will need time to research, prepare, and gather material. Please let us know your needs. We are able to repeat some Hands On History programs, for example, a hat program, local Native Americans, Cowboys, and more.
There are three senior centers that receive regular education and engagement through programming and memory recall.
Time Travel camp is a three day camp each summer, usually in July, that focuses on a period in history. Hands-on activities such as sewing, baking, and dancing are activities we have done in the past. Check back under Education Information in May for camp announcements or go to our Facebook page at Geary County Historical Society Museums. Children between the ages of 7 and 11 are welcome to attend for a fee of $25 per child. Scholarships are available.