Learn with Hanford Mills

The Working Mill

All grade levels $2.00/student

One hour, maximum 30 students

This one-hour tour is centered on the Museum’s nineteenth century Mill complex. The program can be customized to meet curriculum needs of grades K-12. The program focuses on power sources, products, and processes. It includes:

  • an introduction
  • tour of the 150 year-old Mill
  • demonstrations of the working machinery
  • an opportunity to see how power is generated by the waterwheel.

Curriculum concepts addressed include change, interdependence, and culture. New York State Learning Standards covered include ELA1, ELA4, and SS1, plus we can work with your school to customize this tour to fit other Learning Standards.

To register for this program, contact Luke Murphy, Education Coordinator.

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Try any of these activities even if you don’t plan a visit to Hanford Mills Museum. Used in your classroom or with your family, they are a great way to enhance your Hanford Mills Museum learning experience.