I’m guest posting today over at Simple Homeschool.
Would it surprise you to learn that my family and I are time travelers? It is true! Our mini-van recently became our personal time machine when we visited one of our favorite local living history museums, Conner Prairie.
Living history museums are a way to interact with history, up close and personal, and in some cases at the very spots where the original events occurred.
A visit to a living history museum moves education beyond the page of a textbook. They offer a chance to experience history with your five senses: you can see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the past.
Many living history museums provide an opportunity to interact with performers who portray the thoughts and feelings of their characters while demonstrating the daily chores, pastimes, and politics of the era.
If you’re planning a field trip to a living history museum, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your visit: