A Day at the Museum
Welcome to the Fall River Historical Society! Explore the FRHS and learn the basics of a museum visit. What does a historical society do and why is it important to preserve artifacts from the past? Students will view paintings and objects from “the olden days,” some hands-on, in order to begin to understand the meaning of history and the purpose of a museum.
History through Paintings
Imagine what life was like in the past by viewing landscapes, marine paintings, portraits, and still life in the FRHS collection. Learn the history of these works of art and how to interpret the fascinating and oftentimes hidden stories they have to tell.
Holiday Legends and Lore
Discover fascinating facts behind cherished Christmas traditions and be introduced to others that were once prevalent but are little known today. Learn the origins of the Christmas tree, how Father Christmas became Santa Claus, the legend of the Christmas pickle, the folklore of Krampus, St. Nicholas’s dark companion … and so much more.
This seasonal tour is offered from late November through December and offers students a magical opportunity to see the museum resplendent in its holiday finery.
A museum is the ideal place to combine history with mystery, learning, and fun. This tour provides students with the opportunity to look deeply into a work and discover details that might otherwise be overlooked. Participants will be given a handout with clues to identify a variety of objects in the museum collection, both in the building and outside on the grounds.
Show and Tell
A captivating look at a wide range of everyday objects from times past that are far from commonplace in today’s world. Learn about the history of these artifacts and take a guess at what they were used for. A fun and informative learning experience.