Lighting the Way

Grades K-3

Historic Richmond Town’s most popular workshop helps students learn how people lit their homes and businesses before electricity. Each student makes his or her own candle to take home and sees demonstrations of a variety of early lighting devices. A visit to two historic buildings illuminates the use of lighting in the context of daily life.

Length of Program: 90 minutes, led by a team of costumed interpreters. 

Curriculum Themes Addressed:

  • Challenge of meeting needs and wants

  • Economic decision making

  • People using human, capital, and natural resources

  • People depending on and modifying the physical environment

$6.00 per student, 1 free adult ticket.

Title One Schools:

$8.00 per Student, 2 free adult tickets.

All school staff members may attend at no additional charge.

School Reservations Office: Monday-Friday, 8:00A.M-4:00P.M

(718)-351-1611 ext 280 |