For Students

For Individuals

Early PA Day (formerly “School Frolic”)

An experiential learning experience for students from first through fifth grade, helping them discover early American and Native American cultures. These full-day sessions provide five educational and fun-filled hours of learning through living history demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Learn more about Early PA Day.

Folk Art Classes

Pick up a new skill with the 1719 Herr House & Museum during a folk art class. We host both Pennsylvania German and Native American artisans who give lessons on traditional crafts. Our blacksmithing classes, both group and individualized are especially popular.

School Trips

Children’s groups, such as schools or scouts, can choose between three trip packages or create a custom visit to the museum.

Maize and Snitz

Who says learning can’t be fun? Gain a greater understanding of Pennsylvania German and Native American culture during Maize & Snitz Fest through folkway interpreters, craft demonstrations, and food.

Summer Student Guides

Learn how to be a guide at the 1719 Herr House & Museum or the Lancaster Longhouse and learn a colonial skill such as fraktur, food preservation, linen processing, beading, and more. Learn more about the summer student program.


Looking to seriously dig into early American life and culture? Volunteer tour guides learn about life in the Pequea settlement and interpret that knowledge with visitors. Other volunteer opportunities include retail assistance, helping with artifact curation, landscaping, and groundskeeping. Learn more about volunteering with the 1719 Herr House & Museum.