As a teaching institution, the museum offers an educational research environment and serves as an extension of the classroom for students of all ages. Staff and facilities will expand the quantity and variety of interpretive and research services currently provided to local and regional schools and colleges.
During the month of June, this program gives local school students from first to sixth grade the opportunity to experience the educational environment of the 1800s. Students attend a one-room schoolhouse wearing period attire. They practice penmanship with quill pens, read from McGuffey readers, and learn about the important events of the time. Children also learn traditional crafts, games, and music.
NATIVE AMERICAN SUMMER DANCES
The Indian Dances held at the MAW site teach the visitors about the origin and meaning of each dance, as well as describing the costumes and how they are made.