Education

Greater Southwest Historical Museum: Little Red Schoolhouse
Little Red Schoolhouse

The Museum is also an educational institution designed to help teach visitors about the history and culture of the area with the use of three-dimensional artifacts, archives and photographs. In order to carry out that purpose, the Museum provides a number of educational programs. A variety of educational opportunies are available in many different settings on museum grounds. Programs may be conducted inside the Museum, at the 700 Ranch House or in Neustadt Park. Groups of all ages will find something to enhance their educational experience.

Educational Programs

Kid’s Craft
The Museum holds its popular Kid’s Craft activity one Saturday each month from April to August. Children get to make a variety of different crafts depending on the theme which changes each month.
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Santa’s House on the Prairie
Santa’s House on the Prairie 2015 will be from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4 and Dec. 7 to Dec. 11. Begin your journey in the Holiday Forest. Then, move on to a story from Santa in the historic Eaves-Brady Cabin. Afterwards, decorate your own cookie in Mrs. Clause’s Cookie Kitchen. Finally, you will have the chance to make your own ornament or card in the craft station.
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Scavenger Hunts
Greater Southwest Historical Museum Educational Opportunies
What better way to discover all that the Museum has to offer than by searching through the Museum on your own. Scavenger hunts are always fun to have and learn about history!
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Other Group Activities Available upon request

Visiting the Museum

Scheduling a Trip
Groups are encouraged to make reservations for tours and programs well in advance to ensure availability on the desired date. If you would like to bring a group to the Museum, please contact us at 580.226.3857. Neustadt Park is available for those wishing to bring lunches.

Please give at least one week advance notice of all groups.

For school groups a minimum of one adult chaperone is required per every 15 students.

Santa's House