Students learn when they are part of the experience. At the Greensboro Historical Museum, class trips:
• Meet state curriculum guidelines in Social Studies
• Include hands-on activities
• Last 1½ to 2 hours, and
• Accommodate 10 - 100 students, beginning at 9:30 am, every Tuesday through Friday
To arrange a free guided tour, please call 336.333.6834 or send an email. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance. Once your tour is confirmed you will receive a map, parking directions and important instructions to enhance your experience.
Voices of a City: Greensboro North Carolina
Grade levels shown in parentheses
Listen to the Children (K-1)
Pretend you lived in Greensboro a long time ago. How did you live? What games did you play?
Tuning in to Greensboro (2)
Meet the people who shaped 300 years of Greensboro history. Listen to what they had to say as they worked and played. Try your hand at a few of their jobs.
Speaking of Citizenship (3)
What is a good citizen? Discover how local citizens welcomed newcomers, created our town, launched businesses and challenged the status quo.
Conversations with the Past (4-5)
Trace the history of our state and nation from the Revolutionary War to Civil Rights protests to the 21st century through the actions and words of local residents.
The Great Debates (8)
Who were the people and what were the events in Greensboro that impacted our state’s history? Look, listen to and talk about people such as John Motley Morehead who made a difference in North Carolina.
O. Henry Speaks (6-12)
What does it take to make a great short story writer? Find out as you explore the life and times of short story writer William Sidney Porter.
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Little House in the Big Woods (K-5)
Travel the Great Wagon Road with early settlers, then visit restored buildings to learn about life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Our Town (K-12)
Take a trip to Greensboro around 1900, and visit the Porter School, the Richardson & Fariss Drug Store, Steam Fire Engine Company No.1, Hotel Clegg and the Crystal Theatre.
African American Roots: The Greensboro Story (K-12)
From the days of slavery to the 21st century, African Americans have played an important role in our city, our state and our nation. Explore their contributions through their words and actions.
North And South (4-12)
Investigate the causes of the Civil War and its impact on politicians, soldiers, women and physicians. Try on a uniform or bandage a classmate.