Colonial Life


Grades K–12

Elementary school students ask questions and share their observations of the open hearth in the Wyckoff farmhouse's Old KitchenOur most popular lesson! Learn how a family of 13 lived in a single-room house through storytelling, inquiry, artifact investigation, images, and hands-on activities. Explore the restored home of Pieter Claesen Wyckoff. Discover how an indentured laborer became one of the wealthiest men in colonial Nieuw Amersfoort.

Choice of one hands-on activity:

  • Butter churning
  • Herbal sachet making
  • Quill pen writing
  • Colonial games and toys (weather permitting)
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