Description: Take a virtual tour of some highlights of the historic Farnsley-Moremen house and then see if you could be a “History Detective.” CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.

Activity: Every Picture Tells a Story

Historians look at all sorts of clues to understand the ways that people used this place over time. Practice your detective skills and see if you would like to be a “History Detective”.

Arts & Culture Disciplines: History, Museums, Humanities

Ages: 6-21 (Non-readers will need some additional assistance.)


Description: Archaeologists have found lots of artifacts at Riverside. But not all the artifacts we have come out of the ground. Learn about what archaeologists do in this short video and then follow up with the activity to see some of Riverside’s artifacts. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.

Activity: Then vs Now

“History detectives” use all sorts of tools to learn about the past. Those tools include comparing artifacts from the past to items we use today. By seeing how things are different or similar, we can understand the past and the lives of the people who lived long ago.

Arts & Culture Disciplines: History, Museums, Humanities

Ages: 6-21 (Non-readers will need some additional assistance.)


Description: Watch this short video about the Brick Kiln at Riverside to see how artifacts tell the story of the past and then try seeking out your own clues. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO.

Activity: Riverside Seek and Find

Archaeology is like a real-life seek and find. “History Detectives” seek out artifacts to find clues about the past. See what clues you can find and what they tell you about Riverside’s past.    

Arts & Culture Disciplines: History, Museums, Humanities

Ages: 6-21 (Non-readers will need some additional assistance.)