The education of youngsters is a cornerstone of the mission of the Madison Historical Society. Our children’s programs are updated annually to ensure that we offer community-oriented learning opportunities for learners of all ages.
Our goal is to design creative, interactive programs that encourage groups of children to discover history together. Through indoor and outdoor themed programs designed to align with the Connecticut Social Studies Framework standards, we aim to ensure that students and teachers enjoy meaningful educational experiences.
With school curricula still in mind, we have created programs that focus on the history of Madison's people, places, and events. We thank our neighbors at the Deacon John Grave House, the Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives, the Probate Court, and the First Congregational Church for their collaboration in
our collective efforts.
In the past, schoolchildren have filled the Allis-Bushnell House during the spring months to gather insights into the cultural history and lifeways of shoreline inhabitants in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Our collections of tools, household implements, costumes, and toys still provide strong links to the Connecticut social studies curriculum. If you are interested in a visit to the Allis-Bushnell House, please contact us at 203.245.4567 to discuss future programs tailored to your needs. In the meantime, please visit our Allis-Bushnell House pages to acquaint yourself with our lovingly restored historic homeplace.
For a description of our school programs, click here.