School Programs


We make learning and history fun! Experienced tour guides provide students with a “back-in-time” adventure. Programs can be tailored to all age groups.


Programs are offered to schools. Depending on the activity selected for the program there may be minimal additional supply fee charged. Donations are accepted and will go towards supporting the programs, exhibits and services.


Program Length

Typically programs run for 60 minutes and include a presentation and then a hands-on activity for students. Programs can be lengthened or shortened upon request.


Available Programs

School Days – Here students will learn what it was like to go to a school in a one room school. Students will interact with the Program Leader, viewing artifacts, learning how a one room school functioned, and sitting in real wooden desks.

Activities available for this program include: using slate boards, spelling bees and practicing penmanship using inkwells and pens.


Walking tour of Historic Downtown Humboldt – This tour begins at the museum, the former post office, and covers the historic buildings in the downtown core. The Program Leader will provide students with historical facts and stories about the historic sites, while guiding them through the downtown. Please note that there is no activity for this program, and tours are subject to weather conditions.


Full Museum Tour – In this program students will be guided through the three floors of exhibits in the museum. Throughout the tour Program Leaders will provide interesting facts and explanations of artifacts. Some of the exhibits included in this tour are: the Telegraph Station, Mr. Sutherland’s Law Office, Bruser’s Store, Stebbing’s Barber shop and much more.


Activities for this tour include a choice of making butter or ice cream the old fashioned way. There is no additional cost to make butter, but ice cream making is $1.00 per child to cover the cost of supplies. Please also note the minimum number of students for these activities is 15.

D.S.I. – Dig Site Investigators for Original Humboldt – This program includes a fun and challenging archaeological investigation of the Original Humboldt site. The Program Leader will guide students though the components of an archaeological excavation. Students will also get to learn about the artifacts found at Original Humboldt and help to interpret and identify them.


Additional Activities:

The Museum offers a variety of activities which are available upon request and can be added to most programs:

  • Butter making
  • ​Ice cream making (we charge $1 per child to cover supplies – minimum of 15)