Educational Programs

Making the past come alive for all ages!

Our educational programs are designed to make the past come alive for audiences of all ages. These informative and entertaining presentations feature experienced costumed interpreters and flexible demonstrations that are suitable for children and teenagers as well as adults. Groups have the option to experience in person one of MCHA’s Historic House Museums or the main Museum in Freehold, or the team can bring the Traveling Trunk to a classroom, meeting or senior facility.

Experienced educators present interactive programs designed to meet many of New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Standards, particularly in Social Studies and Language Arts Literacy. Especially appropriate for grades 3 through 5, the curriculum can accommodate any age student.

Adult exhibitions incorporate the opportunity for discussion of historical context and politics of the era.

*We are not currently running our educational programs due to the pandemic, but please email us here if you are interested in these programs for the future.*


Bradley Beach School

“Your program suits our needs perfectly.”

Millstone River Upper Elementary School

“Informative, interesting – performers were excellent!”

Emma Havens Young School

“Really, really wonderful – so interesting!”

 Program Costs 

$125 for each Traveling Trunk or Historic House educational program, not to exceed 30 people per group at the Museum, Holmes-Hendrickson House, Marlpit Hall, Allen House, or in the classroom.

$150 for each group attending the Covenhoven House cooking program, not to exceed 30 people per group.

A non-refundable deposit of $30 is due in advance of each program with the exception of the Covenhoven House cooking program, which is $50.

Schedule a Program

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Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

The Covenhoven House and the museum can each accommodate two groups at the same time.

Confirmations with details will be sent upon receipt of deposit.

Thank you to OceanFirst for sponsoring our educational programming for 2017.