In-House Field Trips

The Museum Visits You

Pioneer Kids & You

After Flagler's railroad arrived in 1895, more and more settlers began to trickle into the area that was still a sheer wilderness! How was their everyday life different from our everyday life today? This interactive in-house field trip introduces students to the first "modern" residents (pioneers) of the area and explores the differences and similarities to everyday life today. What was school like for the pioneer children? How did they play? What did they eat? Students will examine primary and secondary resources from the Boca Raton Historical Society archives, which include photos, maps, diary entries, and artifacts (aka "thing-a-ma-jigs"!)

Grades: K - 1st - 2nd or 4th

Minimum per group: 15 students

Time Length: 35 minutes (K-2nd) / 45 minutes (4th)

Subject Area: K-2: Social Studies / Math
                        3rd - 5th: Social Studies / Language Arts / Math

Location: Classroom

Contact: Director of Heritage Education  | education@bocahistory.org | 561.395.6766 x107