Hands-on at the Warren County History Center

There are a lot of things to explore!

The Warren County History Center is for Kids, too!

Studies have proven that children who are exposed to arts and culture perform dramatically better in school and in life in general. “Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork,” states Fran Smith from the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

The WCHS is a great place for children to be exposed to arts and culture as well as have some fun. There are ongoing programs, special events, and a variety of activities available to engage them and excite their imaginations. (They might even learn a little history in the process!) Select from the menu at left for more information about specific events and programs. Below is a list of activities available every day at the museum.

Scavenger Hunt

Be an investigator and find the items on the Scavenger Hunt List as you explore the museum! Click here to print one or pick one up when you arrive at the museum.

Play with Toys

Each floor of the museum offers a toy box from a different era. Children are invited to explore the contents, play with the toys, and try on the costumes.

Hands-on Learning

Explore artifacts by touch throughout the museum! See what life was like BEFORE the "smartphone"!

  • Learn about the "Six Simple Machines" by trying out different examples of them
  • Send a message in Morse Code using the telegraph machine
  • Talk to a friend on an old-fashioned telephone 
  • Practice typing on a manual typewriter