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School Programs at the Mabee Farm Historic Site

Life on the Farm
Grade Levels: K – 8th
Students will experience first hand what life was like on the edge of the wilderness in the 1700s. A visit to the Mabee Farm is a lifelong memory for students that provides a structured and hands-on day of learning. This program is specifically tailored to meet the NYS curricula of 4th grade and 7th grade, but is open to students of all ages.
Life on the Farm Pre/Post Visit Packet

History Mysteries: Exploring the Lives of the Colonial Mabees
Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Examining primary source documents, artifacts, and historic architecture, students will learn to think like a curator and piece together the story of the first Mabee Family.
History Mysteries Teacher Packet – History Mysteries Student Packet – History Mysteries Chaperone Packet

Moving the Mohawk: Transportation Through The Years
Grade Levels: K – 8th 
Surrounded by the Mohawk River, the Erie Canal, railways, and the NY State Thruway, Mabee Farm’s placement at the gateway to the west is the perfect location to explore the impact of transportation on our nation’s history.