Japan

Japan

Discover the history behind authentic suits of armor and swords used by feudal Japanese samurai warriors. Come to understand the role of a daimyo and fold an origami samurai helmet to take home. Learn the importance of the traditional Japanese…

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Then & Now: Life At The Turn Of The Century

Then & Now: Life at the Turn of the Century

Students become historians as they interpret early-20th century history by examining Indian Motocycles, Rolls Royce automobiles, Milton Bradley games, and Barney ice skates. In addition to a “then and now” scavenger hunt, students handle real historic artifacts and work on…

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Native Americans

Native Americans

In this program, students will experience Native American culture in a variety of contexts. Students will spend time in our Native American Hall where they will observe the relationships between Native Americans and the environment as well as learn about…

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Seuss In Springfield History

Seuss in Springfield History

His stories delight children around the world, but did you know Dr. Seuss drew much of his inspiration from his childhood home of Springfield? Learn how local inventions like Indian Motocycles inspired Dr. Seuss as a writer, and how landmarks…

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Art Through The Ages

Art Through the Ages

Travel through time and explore various styles of art and the artists who created them. An overview of major works will be discussed. Grades 9-12

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A Brush With Art

A Brush with Art

Students will journey through four centuries of art from around the world touring numerous galleries within the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. They will learn how apprentices used an egg to make paint in the Medieval Gallery. Touring the Impressionist…

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Eye Spy

Eye Spy

An alphabet in art presentation introduces students to the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts collection before the journey begins. Along the way students will become detectives looking for objects in paintings. Students will also interpret original masterpieces using their senses…

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Start With Art

Start with Art

This tour serves as an introduction to a very special place –an art museum. They will be taught  ‘the museum walk’  as they tour several galleries and take part in fun activities such as reinforcing color and clothes recognition in…

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