Educational programming is what makes history real and relevant for people today. Understanding why an object is significant or who influenced a certain painter, helps give us the context we need to fully appreciate the impact Ipswich had in shaping our culture locally and ultimately, on a global scale. To that end, the museum offers a range of education and enrichment programs throughout the year.
Programs for the community at large:
The Ipswich Museum offers guided historic tours, ongoing lectures, brown bag lunches, hands-on classes, rotating special exhibits, and live demonstrations and performances. For a schedule of educational offerings, please view our calendar.
Programs for children, students and educators:
The Ipswich Museum is a tremendous resource for educators. We offer programs and field trips that are specifically designed to support local curriculum requirements and state standards. This effort will be significantly expanded and includes plans for an online link between museum and school, with resources for teachers, activities for students, an interactive exhibit and kid-friendly blog.
Throughout the year, the Ipswich Museum also hosts family events and summer workshops for children. We have plans underway for a kid’s walking map of Ipswich, a new after-school archeology program, and podcasts of important museum lectures. To see what’s happening when, please view our calendar.
Opportunities to share your expertise:
One of the easiest ways to get involved with the museum is to share your stories and knowledge on a given topic. We welcome your ideas and are delighted to arrange a lecture, performance, article or any other venue that will allow you to share your knowledge with the community. To learn more, please contact us.