Designing Your Program

The goal of LCHA’s Education Outreach Program is to enhance the school curriculum using the history of our three historic sites and the heritage of Lincoln County in an interdisciplinary manner.If you have a special theme you would like to bring to your classroom, please contact us. In addition to our staff, we have contacts with professional living history presenters who specialize in a variety of skills.

Some examples of programs:

Samplers for K through 8th Grade – This request was made by the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb for their 2015 Colonial Day. The project was broken down into three variations to accommodate the skill levels of the various grades. Pictures of antique Maine samplers were displayed, each grade had 45 minutes to work on their sampler project, be it coloring, sewing, or designing. Both boys and girls enjoyed the experience of mixing art, hand skills, and history.

19th Century Local Ship Captains This program was presented to the 5th grade students of Nobleboro Central School in partnership with the Nobleboro Historical Society’s education coordinator, Carolyn Hardman. The students were presented with an overview of local ship captains, maps of the routes they traveled, and lists of the cargoes they carried to and from their destinations.

Immigrants of the late 19th C. and early 20th C. – These were part of the spring studies at the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb. To enhance the curriculum, Louise Miller provided a presentation and a study piece. Dressed as an Italian woman arriving at Ellis Island, Louise visited with students in K-2 grade. She described what she had packed to bring with her and why there was an identification tag pinned to her shawl. Settlers and Immigrants Making Lincoln County, Maine their Home – The title of a four-page paper that Louise has prepared for the upper grades. The paper highlights immigrants who made Maine their home.