Hart Museum Santa Clarita Outreach Programs
The William S. Hart museum offers two classroom programs for 3rd and 4th grade students. Each session lasts just under an hour and we can accommodate up to three classes a day. Both programs tie into standard curriculums in the area, so as a result it is only available for Santa Clarita schools. The interactive nature of these outreaches allows students to physically engage with history and actively participate with the teaching points. They both also provide crafts that students can bring home with them at the end of the session
The fall program is called Acorn, Sea, and Sage and it focuses on Chumash and Tataviam Native American daily life prior to the Spanish arrival. After a brief talk involving artifacts, the students get to interact with docent-led stations where they can do things like grind acorns.
In the spring, we offer 500 Years of Santa Clarita History, which takes students on a journey through time to see how the Santa Clarita Valley evolved into what it is today. The program structure is the same as above, but the content and activities are linked to more western themes like gold mining.
If your school is interested in booking a session or would like more information, please email us at Dpaul@nhm.org
The Hart Museum also accommodates class tours during the school year. If you would like to schedule one, you can book a trip here.