Programs for Schools

The Lebanon Historical Society serves as the school program coordinator for all the heritage organizations around the Lebanon Green. Our programs are appropriate for grades 5 through 8 as a supplement to the study of the Colonial and Revolutionary War period. For students in grade 3 or 4, the programs are modified to focus on the local Lebanon community and the importance of its role during the American Revolution.

The museum buildings around the Lebanon Green are owned and run by several different organizations which work cooperatively to offer school programs. Fees and content are determined by each organization individually. To create a half day or full day experience, school groups are divided into sections of about 10 children, each of which must be accompanied by an adult. These sections then move from program to program around the Green, visiting a number of sites as they go. Docents or museum teachers meet each section as it arrives and lead the program at that site. Each program takes about half an hour.

The sites that may be available include:

  • Governor Jonathan Trumbull House (Daughters of the American Revolution) – house tour
  • War Office (Sons of the American Revolution) – guided learning and (possibly) musket firing demonstration
  • Brick Meeting House (First Congregational Church of Lebanon) – conversation
  • Lebanon Historical Society – hands-on interactive learning experiences
    • Child’s Life in the Beaumont House
    • A Day in a Revolutionary War Soldier’s Life
    • Enlisting in George Washington’s Army
    • Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House

School groups are invited to bring bag lunches to picnic on the historic Lebanon Green.