Smithtown Historical Society

Our education programs provide students and the community with insight into many local historical events that affected both Smithtown, and the nation as a whole. Each of our educational programs uses a variety of activities designed to provide an increasing understanding of historical topics.

Responding to the need for a greater understanding of Long Island history, the Society has developed outstanding educational programs for elementary school children designed to complement New York State Curriculum requirements. Our twenty-acre site and historic buildings afford students the opportunity to learn about Farm Life in Early America, experience an 18th Century Innkeeper’s Day, or visit the home of a prominent Smithtown judge in 19th Century Long Island. The education staff leads programs both in the historic homes on the Society’s grounds and in schools through our outreach program. An annual Civil War encampment, offered in conjunction with Long Island Civil War reenactors, gives students an immersive experience into what life was like during the harsh conditions of war.

 

Our education programs provide students and the community with insight into many local historical events that affected both Smithtown, and the nation as a whole. Each of our educational programs uses a variety of activities designed to provide an increasing understanding of historical topics.

Responding to the need for a greater understanding of Long Island history, the Society has developed outstanding educational programs for elementary school children designed to complement New York State Curriculum requirements. Our twenty-acre site and historic buildings afford students the opportunity to learn about Farm Life in Early America, experience an 18th Century Innkeeper’s Day, or visit the home of a prominent Smithtown judge in 19th Century Long Island. The education staff leads programs both in the historic homes on the Society’s grounds and in schools through our outreach program. An annual Civil War encampment, offered in conjunction with Long Island Civil War reenactors, gives students an immersive experience into what life was like during the harsh conditions of war.

 

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