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EDUCATION & PROGRAMMING - Youth Programming & Events

Children's Build It! Workshop Series

Create, learn, and explore! 
Have a young one who loves building things? Then we have your blueprint for fun! Join us this summer for workshops that inspire creativity and invention as you Build It! Join in the fun as we create a Lego® amusement park, design a gingerbread house, put together a model inspired by Disney’s Planes, or engineer a chain reaction. Perfect for children 7-12 years old.

August 16, 2014-Children’s Workshop Series-Build It Like an Engineer
Time: 1:00-3:00                     Location: Agricultural and Industrial Museum
Preregistration required, Fee: Free for Trust members/$5 for non-members
Be part of the fun as we explore cause and effect to create a chain reaction contraption! We’ll engineer a complicated machine to complete a simple task using dominoes, marbles, string, straws, and more.

For more information or to register: Contact the Education Department at 717-848-1587 x301 or

Baking the Colonial Way: Hands-On Workshop Series
Ever wonder what it's like to cook over an open fire?  Join us at the Colonial Complex for a series of hands-on cooking workshops where participants prepare historic recipes using a colonial bake oven or hearth fire and enjoying the fruits of your labor afterward!  For ages 8-14 
Discovery Day 2014-July 30 from 10-2 
Looking for a special summer activity for your childcare center, youth organization, or homeschool group?  Visit York County Heritage Trust for Discovery Day!  Learning stations with hands-on activities and demonstrations will be set up throughout the Colonial Complex.  Groups can also do a self-guided tour of the Agricultural and Industrial Museum at no extra cost.  The program is $6/student and registration is required.  For details and to register, call 717-848-1587 x303 or email  Can't make it on Discovery Day?  You can still arrange a guided tour this summer at any of our sites!

Click here for a printable Discovery Day flyer.
Click here for a printable Discovery Day Quick Reference Sheet.

Family Activity Days
Each year Trust Museums and sites abound with interactive activities, displays, and exhibits for children of all ages.   Events feature activity and craft stations, family friendly entertainment, interactive museum exhibits and more.

Scouting Programs
York County Heritage Trust offers interactive tours and programs at all of our sites for Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups.  We can tailor programs to each troop's individual needs.

In addition to our interactive tours, we offer Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a White Rose pin by learning about colonial life in York.  Programs appropriate for Daisies through Ambassadors are available.  All programs start with an orientation to the Colonial Complex, including a tour of the 1741 Golden Plough Tavern building and the house that was home to Revolutionary War general, Horatio Gates, during his stay in York.  Troops will choose their hands-on projects from options including candle dipping, colonial games, and Pennsylvania German crafts.  Contact the Education Department for more information. 

York County Murals Children's Activity
Complete this Mural Activity on a self guided or guided Mural Walking Tour
Thanks to our new Family Programming Partner, Tots2Tweens!


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250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
717.848.1587 (ph) • 717.812.1204 (fax)
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