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Home School Activities

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Home Schooling At the Museum

Homeschooling families can benefit in lots of different ways from becoming involved at the Bolduc House Museum where our mission is to make Missouri’s French colonial regional history fun. Top-Papers.com, for instance, shows different examples of essays required for successful studying process.

Every month we provide a Homeschool Tuesday program that is organized around a specific theme and happens on the first Tuesday of the month from 10AM to noon.

  • We always include a mini-tour of the site that connects and extends the topic.
  • We always provide activities and information to engage everyone from the four year old preschooler to the high school young adult.

From time to time we offer a special event designed with the whole homeschooling family in mind.

  • We provide a 12 week long French colonial Missouri history course for homeschooled 7th-12th graders when we have enough students who are interested- the next step for this program will be to make it an on-line course with one or two on-site gatherings over the course of a semester. So, let us know if your teen would be interested in attending.
  • We have involved homeschoolers, and special needs high school homeschoolers in particular, as volunteers at our site and we have hired four homeschooled teens to be part-time tour guides since 2010. In addition, our free e-newsletter for children (written at a fourth grade interest level) can be in your in-box just by asking.
  • Our director, a 17-year veteran homeschooling parent of seven, can bring the Bolduc House Museum to your homeschool group as long as we plan it in advance and the expenses of the trip are met.
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Home School Tuesdays

Homeschool Tuesday happens the first Tuesday of every month from 10-Noon. The program is different every month. Cost: $4.00/participant with a maximum of $10.00/family. Please call, email, or post to our Facebook page that you plan to attend so we can have the correct amount of materials ready.
  • September 3, 2013 – Fur – the animals and the traders
  • October 1, 2013 – Sew a button, make a hem…hand sewing skills
  • November 5, 2013 – First steps in Family History & Genealogy
  • December 3, 2013 – Rum Pum Pum Santon stories
  • January 7, 2014 – To be announced
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Colonial History Day for Homeschoolers

This is a Saturday event where a minimum of ten homeschooling families gather at the Bolduc House Museum to do all sorts of crafts, games, historic preservation activities, gardening, singing, dancing, story-telling, and more.

We provide space for a homeschool “swap-meet” where families can sell or trade gently used curriculum, clothing, and also promote any family businesses or crafts. Cost: $35/family or $350/event minimum.

Our staff will work with your homeschool support group to organize a Homeschool History Day for your member families and we can facilitate the inclusion of other homeschoolers from around the state.

How does your homeschool co-op or support group arrange to sponsor a Colonial History Day at the Bolduc House Museum? Commit to recruit a minimum of 10 families, call Lesley at 573-883-3105 to set the date and start the customizing of your event.

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Home School Day Camps

Militia Day Camp

Five days from 10AM-2PM in June (2014 dates to be announced).

Campers will participate in typical activities that the Ste. Genevieve militia would have engaged in including:

  • roll call and drilling
  • games
  • challenges
  • archery
  • moccasin making
  • tanning
  • cordage and other crafts
  • navigating by the sun
  • fishing
  • nature skills
  • fire making
  • camp skills
  • stories
  • and more!

Campers should be aged 8-12.

Cost: to be determined.

If you are interested in having your child participate in this day camp, please email us and we’ll provide the details in the next few weeks..

Strings and Things Day Camp

Five days 10AM-2PM in July (2014 dates to be announced).

Campers will be introduced to many aspects of:

  • sewing
  • weaving
  • fabric dying
  • embroidery
  • knitting
  • crocheting
  • cordage
  • and more!

They will use our spinning wheels and loom and become introduced to plant fibers, animal fibers and more.

Campers should be aged 8-12.

Cost: to be determined.

If you are interested in having your child participate in this day camp, please email us and we’ll provide the details in the next few weeks.

Teen Volunteer Interpreter Training Day Camp

Five days 10AM-4PM in May or June (2014 dates to be announced).

This day camp will prepare 12-15 year old campers to:

  • guide visitors through our French colonial site
  • teach them to do 18th century Native American and French activities, crafts, and games
  • provide a concentrated survey of Colonial and early American Missouri History
  • and more!

The day camp is provided at no cost. It’s FREE!

Campers should bring their own brown bag lunch and snacks. In return for this unique educational and fun experience, campers will be asked to commit to contribute a minimum of 30 volunteer hours back to the Bolduc House Museum.

Call or email to get your camper on our waiting list. We have room for 15 campers. Watch here for details!

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Pictures from Home School Events

Zuts with a Lucet
Our Expert Staff Teaches How
to Use a Lucet
Native American Pottery Demonstrations
Native American Pottery Demonstrations
Garden Crafts
Garden Crafts
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