Connect with one of our many state historic sites or the Indiana State Museum through a free, 30-minute live virtual broadcast. Through pre-recorded videos and/or photos of exhibits, artifacts or outdoor spaces, a staff member will present and highlight key components from their location. These programs align with Indiana Academic Standards. Scroll below to find the program offerings for your grade category, or download this information in our PreK-12 Education Program Guide.

Mound Quest

Angel Mounds State Historic Site

Grades 2-5
August 2021-May 2022
Mondays at 9 a.m. (CST) & Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (CST)

Join an Angel Mounds staff member for a brief overview of the Mississippian culture and the archaeology conducted on the site. Students will have an opportunity to ask staff questions via chat during the presentation.

Indiana State Standards: SOCIAL STUDIES: 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.4, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.4, 3.1.7, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.1.1, 5.1.3, WH.1.1, WH.1.2

Schedule by calling 812.853.3956 or emailing angelmoundsshs@indianamuseum.org.

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site Virtual Field Trip

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

Grade 4
2021 dates: Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2

2022 dates: Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1, May 3
1 p.m.

During this experience, students will learn about Corydon’s role as Indiana’s first state capital from 1816-1825, including the first State Capitol Building and the Governor’s Headquarters.

Indiana State Standards: SOCIAL STUDIES: 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.1.6, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4

Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance. Schedule by calling 812.738.4890 or emailing corydoncapitolshs@indianamuseum.org.

Women of Culbertson

Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

Grades 5-12

Dec. 6, 2021, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, 2022, 10 a.m.

Meet the women of the Culbertson Mansion. What was life like for the women who lived at the home during the Victorian era? Learn about women’s work, education, dress, customs and pastimes from Mrs. Culbertson and her daughters, and the servant staff.

Indiana State Standards: 4.1.9, E.1.9, E.5.6, IS.1.8

Schedule by calling 812.944.9600 or emailing culbertsonmansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

Understanding the Underground Railroad in Indiana

Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

Grades 3-12
2022 dates: Feb. 8, 22, March 8, 22, April 12, 26, May 3, 17, 9:30 a.m.

Students will get a chance to see the historic Coffin home and ask questions regarding the history of the Underground Railroad in Indiana.

Indiana State Standards: Social Studies: 3.1.3, 3.1.41, 3.1.6, 3.1.7, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.3.3, 4.1.6, 4.1.7, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.3.2, 4.3.10, 8.1.22, 8.1.23, 8.1.25, 8.1.30, 8.2.3, 8.2.7, 8.3.1, USG.5.6, USH.1.3, IS.1.5

Schedule by calling 765.847.1691 or emailing levicoffincenter@indianamuseum.org.

Gene Stratton Porter’s Cabin and Life in the Limberlost Swamp 1863-1913

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

Grades 3-12
2021 dates: Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1
2022 dates: Feb. 2, March 2, April 6
11 a.m.

Take a brief virtual tour of the inside of Gene’s cabin and learn about some of the unique traits she designed for each space. Q&A session will follow to help students learn more about Gene and her work.

Indiana State Standards: SOCIAL STUDIES: 3.1.4, 3.1.7, 3.3.5, 3.5.3, 3.5.5,  4.1.9, 4.5.4, 5.3.11, 6.1.20, 6.3.13, 6.5.5,  6.5.9, 8.1.31, 8.3.9, 8.5.3, 8.5.6, 8.5.7, 8.5.8, LANGUAGE ARTS: 3.3.4, 3.7.3, 6.1.1, 8.3.7, 9.3.12, 10.3.12, SCIENCE: 3.1.6, 3.4.1, 4.1.7, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.6, 4.4.7, 4.4.8, 5.4.4,  6.1.5,  6.3.16,  7.1.5,  7.1.6,  8.1.8, BIOLOGY: B.1.38, ART: 2.1.1

Schedule by calling 260.854.3790 or emailing genestrattonportershs@indianamuseum.org.

Hoosiers Making History

Indiana State Museum

Grade 4
Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, 2021, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, 2022, 10 a.m.

Learn about the people who shaped Indiana through their innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit during the 1900s.

Indiana State Standards: SOCIAL STUDIES: 4.1.9, 4.1.10, 4.1.12, 4.1.18, 4.4.7

Schedule by calling 317.509.7679 or emailing kmangan@indianamuseum.org.

Indiana State Museum

Lanier Mansion Virtual Field Trip

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

Grades 4-12
2022 dates: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6, May 4

Learn about the history of the Lanier Mansion, family and servants is this interactive virtual program.

Indiana State Standards: 4.1.9, E.1.9, E.5.6, IS.1.8

Schedule by calling 812.265.3526 or emailing laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

Gene Stratton Porter’s Cabin and Life in the Limberlost Swamp 1863-1913

Limberlost State Historic Site

Grades 3-12
2021 dates: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15
2022 dates: Feb. 16, March 16, April 20
11:00 a.m.

Take a brief virtual tour of the inside of Gene’s cabin and learn about some of the unique traits she designed for each space. Q&A session will follow to help students learn more about Gene and her work.

Indiana State Standards: SOCIAL STUDIES: 3.1.4, 3.1.7, 3.3.5, 3.5.3, 3.5.5,  4.1.9, 4.5.4, 5.3.11, 6.1.20, 6.3.13, 6.5.5,  6.5.9, 8.1.31, 8.3.9, 8.5.3, 8.5.6, 8.5.7, 8.5.8, LANGUAGE ARTS: 3.3.4, 3.7.3, 6.1.1, 8.3.7, 9.3.12, 10.3.12, SCIENCE: 3.1.6, 3.4.1, 4.1.7, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.6, 4.4.7, 4.4.8, 5.4.4,  6.1.5,  6.3.16,  7.1.5,  7.1.6,  8.1.8, BIOLOGY: B.1.38, ART: 2.1.1

Schedule by calling 260.368.7428 or emailing limberlostshs@indianamuseum.org.

Virtual Exploration of the T.C. Steele State Historic Site

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Grades K-12
2021 dates: Sept. 22, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, 2021, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 9 & 30, April 6 & 27, May 11, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

See images of the grounds, historic buildings and gardens. You and your students will also discover what’s inside the artist’s Large Studio, and what it means to be an en plein air painter.

Indiana State Standards: VISUAL ARTS: VA: Pr4.1.PKa, VA:Pr5.1.PKa, VA:Pr4.1.1a, VA:Pr4.1.2a, VA:Pr4.1.3a, VA:PR5.1.Ia, VA:Pr5.1.IIIa,  VA:Pr6.1.Ka, VA:Pr6.1.1a, VA:Pr6.1.2a, VA:Pr6.1.4a, VA.Pr6.1.5a, VA:Pr6.1.6a, VA:Re8.1.Pk, VA:Re8.1.Ka, VA:Re8.1.1a, VA:Re8.1.2a, VA:Re8.1.3a, VA:Re8.1.5a, VA:Re8.1.6a, VA:Re8.1.7a, VA:Re8.1.8a, , VA:Re8.1.Ia, SOCIAL STUDIES: 1.1.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2

Schedule by calling 812.988.2785 or emailing tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org.

Five Firsts for Indiana

Vincennes State Historic Site

Grades 3-5
2021 dates: Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 28
2022 dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 31, April 28, May 26

Explore these firsts for Indiana, including the first city, first capital, first public school, first print shop and first “Fort Knox.” See images and video clips from each location, followed by a Q&A session.

Indiana State Standards: SOCIAL STUDIES: 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.8, 3.2.1, 3.2.4, 3.4.3

Schedule by calling 812.882.7422 or emailing vincennesshs@indianamuseum.org.

UNDERSTANDING THE PURPOSE OF CANALS

Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

Grades 3-12
Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 2021, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, 2022, 10:30-11 a.m.

The use of canals in the early 19th century was important to the growth of the United States. Built between 1836 and 1847, the Whitewater Canal was meant to bring Indiana’s goods and produce to a wider audience. Students will learn how the canal was engineered using locks and an aqueduct bridge to cross the hilly terrain of southeastern Indiana.

Indiana State Standards: SOCIAL STUDIES: 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.6, 3.3.13, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 4.1.6, 4.1.9, 4.3.8, 4.3.9, 4.4.1, 4.4.3, 5.3.7, 5.3.13, 5.4.4, 6.1.19, 6.3.13, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 8.1.30, 8.3.7, 8.4.3, 8.4.5, IS.1.4, IS.4.1, IS.1.8, IS.1.9, IS.3.4, IS.3.5, IS.4.1, IS.4.4, IS.5.11

Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance. Schedule by calling 765.647.6512 or emailing whitewatercanalshs@indianamuseum.org.