Join Historic Huguenot Street for Giving Tuesday Now! We need your help to build a brand new online model of Historic Huguenot Street's school programs to serve Pre-K to Grade 12 students affected by the shutdown.
With both New York State schools and our site closed since March due to COVID-19, we unfortunately had to cancel all of the historic educational programs we had scheduled for this spring. These school group trips would have brought 512 students to our site to travel back in time and experience history firsthand with specialized tours, hands-on learning, and authentic period activities.
With your support, we can respond to the coronavirus crisis by creating new virtual field trips to serve our region's schools from a distance. Every dollar raised will help us replace the $3,000 lost from cancelled field trips since March, and go toward a new future for our school programs.
Here's what teachers have said about our school group trips:
“This was by far the most engaging historical site tour I have ever been on. My students absolutely loved it. My students learned so much and are eager to include information from their visit into their research projects. Thank you for making it such a memorable visit!”
"The program was terrific! Instead of just looking at pictures, my students were able to experience what life was like in those early times."
“All of the guides were so engaging for my students. Middle School students are challenging to keep their attention. I had the opportunity to visit each of the houses. The information was presented in such a dynamic, interesting manner that all of the students were continuously engaged with many comments as well as questions. All of the students raved about how interesting the tour was and were able to describe various historical facts they learned. I am extremely impressed with how exceptional the program is!”
We need you to meet our #GivingTuesdayNow goal! Starting today through May 5th, you can bring the history of Huguenot Street to students learning at home with virtual field trips.
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