Educational Programs

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 lively discussion of historical context and politics of the era.

If you are interested in volunteering for our educational programs, click here.

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


“This program is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the Revolutionary War and the role New Jersey played in it.”

– Conover Road Elementary School


“Informative, interesting – performers were excellent!”

– Millstone River Upper Elementary School


“Really, really wonderful – so interesting!”

– Emma Havens Young School


“Your program suits our needs perfectly.”

– Bradley Beach School

$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 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.

Click HERE or contact:

Pati Githens
Outreach Manager
(732) 462-1466, ext. 11

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.

For a brochure on all of our educational programs, click here.