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School Program Hours

 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Fee

Adults* $5
Students $4
*Teachers are free.

Location

The Museum is located at 155 S. Main Street, just north of downtown Plymouth, Michigan. 
 

Education Programs

At the Plymouth Historical Museum

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Early American Toys

Early American toys provide us with insight into the lives and activities of colonial children. See how the toys of the past are the inspiration for today’s toys.
GLCE Codes: H2, H5, GS5.1, 5.2, P2

Victorian Living

Take a look into a Victorian-era home with all the amenities of comfortable living…1850-style. Discover how many of the historical items have evolved into today’s every-day activities.
GLCE Codes: H2, H3, H4, U5, U6, G4, 4.2, G5, 5.1, 5.2, P2

Historical Community

Walk through our historical village’s Main Street. Experience the shops and life style of 1910 Plymouth.
GLCE Codes: H1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, H2, H3, H4, W6, U2, U5, U6, G2, 2.2, G4, 4.2, 4.4, G5, 5.1, 5.2, P2

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Historical Timeline

Travel our historical timeline depicting the early lifestyle and artifacts of local Native American tribes, and the development of our area from farm to village to a light industrial community. Learn of our involvement in World War II, the automobile industry, and the lifestyle of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
GLCE Codes: H1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, H2, H3, H4, W6, U2, U5, U6, G2, 2.2, G4, 4.2, 4.4, G5, 5.1, 5.2, P2

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Native Americans

Native Americans made their homes in this area years before Plymouth became a community. Learn about their lives and activities and compare them to families of today.
GLCE Codes: H1, 1.3, 1.4, H2, H3, H4, W1, W2, U2, G2, 2.1, 2.2, G5, 5.1, 5.2, P2  

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Erie Canal

Take a make-believe “ride” on the Erie Canal as you learn about the important part that the canal played in the development of the midwest and how it was built.
GLCE Codes: H1, 1.3, 1.4, H3, U2, U3, U4, U5, G11.2, G2, 2.1, G2, 2.2, G4, 4.2, 4.3, G5, 5.1, 5.2, C1, C2, 2.2, C5, 5.3, C6, 6.2, P2

The Underground Railroad

Michigan, the Great Lakes, the Rouge River, and the surrounding area were all part of the Underground Railroad. Learn about the routes and the individuals that were part of the slave’s quest for freedom.
GLCE Codes: H1, 1.3, 1.4, H3, U2, U3, U4, U5, G11.2, G2, 2.1, G2, 2.2, G4, 4.2, 4.3, G5, 5.1, 5.2, C1, C2, 2.2, C5, 5.3, C6, 6.2, P2

Lincoln Room

The life and times of the 16th President are on permanent display in the Museum. See the many artifacts collected by Dr. Weldon Petz, which help understand the life and death of President Abraham Lincoln.
GLCE Codes: H1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, H3, H4, U3, U5, G4, 4.3, C1, C2, 2.2, C5, 5.3, C6, 6.2, P2

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Civil War

A Civil War re-enactor will present the life and times of a soldier or a civilian woman. Learn through their many belongings how difficult life was during the Civil War.
GLCE Codes: H1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, H3, H4, U3, U5, G4, 4.3, C1, C2, 2.2, C5, 5.3, C6, 6.2, P2

The Plymouth Historical Museum offers: 

  • Curriculum-based education programs
  • Hands-on learning activities
  • Flexible programming
  • Fun and safe atmosphere for learning!
  • Easy access
  • ADA Compliant
  • Bus parking
  • Programs to coordinate with Plymouth Library visit
  • Convenient for walking tours
  • Transportation vouchers available on a limited basis, please ask!
For customized programs & questions, call for prices.
$4 per student, $5 for adults, teachers are free
$1 extra for combined programs, i.e. Underground Railroad & Civil War
Contact Leslie Ryder, Education Coordinator
734-455-8940
Fax: 734-455-7797