Outreach Programs

School or Private Group Outreach Programs

If your school, classroom, or private group can’t make it out to the Farm, let us bring the Farm to you! 

CPF's experienced Education staff can come to your school or classroom and give your students an experience of how things were done or made in the past. CPF staff will make every effort to align and tailor the outreach program to the educational needs of your classroom.

$250 for 1.5 hours for up to 25 students
$350 for 1.5-2 hours for 25 to 50 students; additional students $5 per student
$450 for 2-2.5 hours for 75-100 students

Optional Activities*:
~Paper making (water source must be easily accessible)
~Carding and Spinning Wool
~Quill Writing
~Colonial Toys and Games 

*Activity availability depends on group size, age, and season. Please share your preferred activity selection on the booking form.

Reading Programs

CPF offers reading programs perfect for libraries or classrooms.

Charlie Spinning
We read Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola with our own “Charlie” doll and show children the many steps of wool processing in a hands-on manner.  We bring wool that was shorn from our sheep (and washed), teach the children to card it, discuss spinning, and then show the children how to hand-spin a tuft of wool.  We also bring samples of natural dyes and woven cloth, and finish with a simple craft that uses the samples of wool from our sheep.

Cost: $350
Program length is 1- 1.5 hours.
Maximum group approximately 30 participants.

Stay tuned for more program offerings!

Traveling Demonstrations

CPF has knowledgeable colonial interpreters who can come to your public site or community event and give your visitors an experience of how things were done or made in the past. For the most part, in the modern world, we are very disconnected from how things are made. By seeing how much effort went into everyday activities, including play, during colonial times we not only have a greater appreciation for 18th century life, but also a greater appreciation for the conveniences we have now. CPF also has interpreters who can bring some extra fun to your young visitors by sharing the toys and games that children played with in the 18th century.

Cost Per Activity: $150 for the first hour
$25 for each additional hour, per activity
Maximum 6 hours

~Carding and Spinning Wool
~Quill Writing
~Colonial Toys and Games

Travel Fees

For locations that are 20 miles or more from the Colonial Pennsylvania Farmstead an additional travel fee may be assessed at a rate of $.75 per mile. The need for such a fee will be determined by CPF staff at the time of scheduling.

Colonial Pennsylvania Farmstead

PO Box 158
Gradyville, PA, 19039, US

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