Learn about Native Americans, the Florida Panhandle's original residents, and Pioneers. The tour will explore the similarities and differences between these two groups and how technology and our lifestyles have changed over the years. Students will also have self-guided time in the Discovery room, a hands-on area where students can experience a model one-room schoolhouse, store, and an archaeology dig.
Activities to accompany this tour include pinchpots, paper dolls, and designing your own pioneer-style quilt.
A lot has changed in the Panhandle since the Native Americans first got here, and in this tour students will learn how technology was developed and used by pioneers and during WWII. This tour includes aspects of history and focuses mainly on the use of simple machines.
Students will make catapults using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and spoons to have hands-on learning with simple machines.
Don't see something that meets your students' needs? E-mail us or give us a call: we'll be happy to work with you to create the right experience.
$7 per student
$3 per adult chaperone
Free for teachers
$70 flat rate for groups of 10 or fewer
Join us on the second Friday of each month for an hour-long casual lecture about the history of crafts, the Florida Panhandle, and a variety of other topics! These events are always free, and no registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring
Out of concern for the health of our staff, volunteers, instructors, and patrons, all classes are suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page for updates.
Spend an afternoon creating the perfect earring, necklace, and bracelet set! This class is suitable for all ages, and all instruction and materials are provided. Register online or by calling us at (850) 678-2615.
Pine needle baskets are a unique craft that utilize natural materials found in everyone's yard! Baskets can be used to store small jewelry or as a display piece in your home.
This is a time-intensive craft, so our instructor has broken it into two three-hour classes. Students should plan to attend both sessions.
Register on our website or call us at (850) 678-2615.
5 and 12 May 5:00pm-8:00pm
Each month Lura Struzinski explores a different aspect of essential oils from aromatherapy to keeping your home clean and smelling fresh.
All materials are provided, and no prior experience is required!
Upcoming dates and topics:
March 21 at 10:00am - Spring Cleaning!
We'll use essential oils to make stove top cleaner, bathroom cleaner, and toilet-cleaning pods. You'll get to take everything home along with recipes for more ways to do noon-toxic cleaning!
What's more relaxing than an evening of painting with friends and your favorite glass of wine? Artist Sheila Mahony teaches whimsical designs with a beach flair.
All materials are provided, and no prrior experience is necessary! This is a BYOB event, so please drink responsibly.
One Friday each quarter, guest speakers come to the museum to meet with home school students about various topics including the hammered dulcimer and archaeology. Register on our website or call us at (850) 678-2615 to reserve your space!
Students - $10 each | $8 for members
Parents - first is free, additional are $3 each