1st through 3rd Grade Programs

         To Market - (1 hour - 1 hour and 15 minutes)

         To Market

Centers on our farmstead where students plant seeds or harvest vegetables (seasonally-based and weather permitting), wash clothes with a washboard, learn about our rooster Duke and his hens, prepare vegetables for market, learn the biology of plants from seed to market to table, and maybe even dance the Charleston played on our farmhouse’s Victrola!

    • Gardening - depending upon the season either plant seeds or harvest vegetables. 
    • Chickens - learn about our chickens, their type, what color eggs they lay and why, where they live, their favorite foods.
    • Farmer's Market - prepare vegetables to take to the Kansas City Market, wash and clean them, place them in containers, etc.
    • Farmhouse - a real 1920s farmhouse. furnished and ready to live in!
    • Chores - laundry was done and butter and made using the "old fashioned" tools of the trade

To Market Lesson Plan (pdf)

Goin' To Town - (1 hour - 1 hour and 15 minutes)

Goin' To Town


This program centers on what 1920's small town community life was like with countless opportunities to compare and contrast to today. Do a lesson straight from a 1920's reader or look at how the world has changed on a one hundred year old map at Harmony Schoolhouse. Take orders, stock shelves, learn about paying on store credit, and how advertising brought greater consumer awareness at Garrett Grocery Store. Students will have the opportunity to pay two bits for a shave and a haircut, shine shoes, see 1920's hair styles, and learn about the increasing role women began to play in business at Bousman Barber Shop and Yotz Typewriter Repair Shop.

Goin' To Town Lesson Plan (pdf)