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810 South Fourth Street
Waco, TX 76706
USA

(254) 753-5166

A foundation that preserves and showcases four historic house museums and hosts multiple educational opportunities throughout the year.
 

Field Trips

►Field Trips!
The goal of field trips at Historic Waco Foundation is to offer customized hands-on learning experiences for students and teachers. Students will not only learn about Waco's influential families, but also explore topics allowing them to connect elements of today's life with life in the 19th century. 

Each field trip includes a guided tour of one of our four historic houses, a presentation based on a theme of your choosing, and a hands on activity related to your theme.

Price: $5 per student

Toys and Games

Purpose of the program is to teach students about popular toys and games of the 19th century. 

Objectives: 

  • Students will learn the difference between toys for wealthy children and poor children
  • Students will be able to make connections to popular toys of the past and popular games of today
  • Students will learn about the different types of indoor and outdoor games
  • Students will be able to learn how to play some of the toys and games of the 1800's

 

The Good Ole' Days

Purpose of the program is to teach students how people lived their day to day life in the 19th century

Objectives: 

  • Students will be able to distinguish between today's daily life and daily life in the 1800's
  • Students will learn how people conducted household chores in the 1800's
  • Students will learn what school and leisure was like for children in the 1800's

 

Migration and Transportation

Purpose of this program is to each students about migration and transportation during the 1800's in the United States

Objectives: 

  • Students will learn what migration is and why people migrated in the 1800s
  • Students will learn how people migrated across the United States
  • Students will learn about the different kinds of transportation people used in the 1800's

 

Medicine, Health, and Food

Purpose of the program is to learn about the advances in medicine, health, and food in the 1800's

Objectives:

  • Students will learn how the practice of medicine changed in the 1800s
  • Students will learn why and how people got sick and what diseases they had during the 1800s. With this, students will also learn how changing food preparation helped illness
  • Students will learn about the kinds of treatments and medicine doctors used in the 1800s
  • Students will learn about how food, medicine, and health were related in the 1800s

 

Christmas Traditions

Available in November and December

The purpose of this program is to learn how and why the Victorian Era influenced modern Christmas traditions

Objectives:

  • Students will learn the Victorian origins of the Christmas tree, Christmas cards, caroling, and Santa Claus
  • Students will be able to identify and sing Victorian Christmas carols
  • Students will learn how social change in the Victorian Era influenced gift giving