A Visit to Colonial Huntington
The Conklin House and Barn Program
For Grades 1-5
Designed to reinforce New York State’s Social Studies curriculum for grades 1 to 5 and BOCES-approved, this two-hour program is provided by costumed educators and features a guided tour of the authentically restored c.1750 Conklin House, home to a colonial-era farming family.
In addition, educators provide an interactive slide presentation to orient students to life on colonial Long Island, and discuss the process of transforming flax into linen. Students will stencil designs, write with a quill pen, and have hands-on exploration time with historical artifacts.
Monday through Friday
September through June
10:00 am -12:00 noon
Attending Teacher Testimonials:
Question: What part of the program was most beneficial?
“Having the children put themselves in the same place as the Conklin children. They totally related to info given. Wonderful trip – thanks! We only get one trip a year and this was perfect. See you next year!”
Teacher Audrey Ricken, Munsey Park Elementary School
“We loved it and look forward to coming back next year. Thank you!
Teacher Jen Sauter, Progressive School of Long Island
“The program is presented by all in an enjoyable, professional manner. I do believe it was enjoyable by all the children and adults, as well. Thank you for another great trip.”
Teacher Barbara Keefe, Trinity Regional