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Education
Throughout the year the Lynden Pioneer Museum offers exciting educational opportunities for children and adults. From tours and scavenger hunts to historical re-enactments and public speakers, LPM is a resource for students, teachers, and learners of every age.
  • Museum Tours: Full scale replicas and exhibits of early Lynden life led by a museum staff or volunteer.
  • Scavenger Hunts: Search the museum for historic artifacts and record your trip through history with stamps in your "Passport."
  • Slide Shows: Photographs and narration of early Whatcom County life, for rent or presented by a museum volunteer/ staff. Contact the museum for more information.
  • Past Alive!: Visiting speakers and living history character re-enactors. Contact the museum for more info.
  • Pioneer Workshops: A hands on workshop for 2nd grade. Contact the museum for more info.
  • Settlement to Town Workshops: A hands on workshop for 5th grade. Contact the museum for more info.
  • Adult Classes: Genealogy, antiques, and much more. Contact the museum for current classes offered.
  • Re-enactments: Volunteers, such as this "Lynden Barber," help bring actual people in Lynden's history back to "life," during special programs and open houses. The museum also hosts public and school programs each year featuring talented actors portraying such historic figures, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Captain George Pickett of Civil War and local Pig War fame.
  • Special Exhibits: Visiting exhibits from around the country. Contact the museum for upcoming exhibits.
  • Open House: Speakers and demonstrations of early life in Whatcom County. Held every fall. Contact the museum for current dates.
INTERNSHIPS
We take interns from any accredited university program and can work with the intern to establish a unique, practical learning experience.

Museology Internship
ANTH 470 Museology Studies Dr. Joyce D. Hammond Professor Department of Anthropology Western Washington University Bellingham WA 98225 Tele: (360)650-4796 Fax: (360)650-7668 or email at jhammond@cc.wwu.edu

The Lynden Pioneer Museum Internship Program contains the information necessary for students to select and participate in an internship at the Lynden Pioneer Museum for the duration of a quarter. The Lynden Pioneer Museum recognizes the importance of practical experience while learning. To this end, the museum will maintain a strong internship program for both university and high school students. The goal of an internship at the Lynden Pioneer Museum is to teach students the skills that are needed in the professional world of museum operations, historic preservation, and heritage tourism. An internship will consist of both on the job training by an experienced staff member and informal lectures regarding general museum policies and practices according to the American Museum Association accreditation guidelines. For grading purposes, the student must have a sponsoring teacher or faculty member. This sponsor will be responsible for informing the student about the requirements of the department in regards to internship grading and credits earned. The Lynden Pioneer Museum will provide additional grading, or grade recommendations of the students as required by the department through which the internship is being conducted. For more information visit http://www.WWU.edu/

PHOTO ARCHIVES
The vintage photo collection has been cataloged and is available to students and other researchers. Included are hundreds of images portraying local industries (dairy, logging, agriculture, business), transportation, social history (schools, events, etc.) and homesteads. The museum also hosts part of the Whatcom Memories Project, a recent collaborative effort with the Whatcom Museum of History & Art to copy family photographs and collect oral histories of pioneer families.



OTHER RESOURCES
The museum has a large collection of historic newspapers, and other paper documents such as legal notices, handbills, letters, and signs that help students research past events and better understand the history of the area. The museum also offers a complete research library on the history of Whatcom County, with a focus on the northern communities, as well as resources for locating and researching local history at other heritage sites.


For Teachers
Below are some resources for teachers to enhance your history or social studies curriculum while meeting Washington StateEssential Academic Learning Requirements in history, geography, civics, economics and inquiry and information skills.
  • Lessons and Activities: Download history and social study lessons and activities.
  • Slide Shows: Photographs and narration available at the museum, for rent or presented by a museum volunteer/staff. Contact the museum to order.
  • Pioneer Workshops: A hands on workshop for 2nd grade. Contact the museum for more info.
  • Settlement to Town Workshops: A hands on workshop for 5th grade. Contact the museum for more info.
  • Speakers and Presenters: LPM connects you to local historians and knowledgeable speakers and presenters for more Whatcom County history. Contact the museum for names of presenters.
  • Virtual Museum Project for Grades 7-12: Students participate behind the scenes to create a digital exhibit for the public. Contact the museum if you wish to participate. Take a moment to look at the museum's online collections.
  • History and Technology in the Classroom: Helpful ideas about how to enhance your history and social studies lessons using basic classroom technology and the Internet. More info coming soon.
  • Collaborative Projects: Teachers and LPM collaborate to expand students' experience of history, and enrich teaching resources for educators. Contact the museum for collaboration ideas.
  • Wireless Discovery Network: A small, handheld computer called a "Time Machine" gives students access to digital displays and primary resources in the museum. Now you can access the same information online by using the online collections.
  • Archives: 25,000 artifacts from Whatcom County's early residents, as well as 24, 000 photographs, searchable by subject, ranging from 1860's to present. Contact the museum for an appointment to search the archives.
  • Library: Books and other publications about the history of the Pacific Northwest, many out-of-print. Contact the museum for an appointment to use the library.
  • Extra Credit Opportunities: Offer extra credit to your students for attending special museum events.Contact the museum for a calendar of upcoming events.
  • National History Day: A link to this nation wide competition of student history presentations including dramatic performances, and visual displays.
  • Links: Other great history websites containing facts, lesson plans, games, and primary and secondary historical resources.


For Students
Below are listed some of the museum's resources for students. Here you'll find interesting links, games, and resources for history and research projects.
  • Internships: A unique, practical learning experience for students from any accredited school or university program. Contact the museum for more info.
  • How to Research History: A helpful guide to locating and identifying primary and secondary resources. More info coming soon.
  • Games and Crafts: Fun trivia, coloring, and word games.
  • The Wireless Discovery Network: A palmtop "Time Machine" gives students access to digital displays and primary resources while visiting the museum. Now this feature is also available online via the online collections.
  • Archives: 25,000 artifacts from Whatcom County's early residents, as well as 24, 000 photographs, searchable by subject, ranging from 1860's to present. Contact the museum for an appointment to search the archives.
  • Library: Books and other publications about the history of the Pacific Northwest, many out-of-print. Contact the museum for an appointment to use the library.
  • Re-enactments: Events from local history brought to life right on our replica of turn of the century Front Street.
  • Past Alive!: Visiting speakers and living history character re-enactors. Contact the museum for more info.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Student involvement at LPM can include becoming a docent, a tour guide, or working behind the scenes accessioning and building exhibits. Contact the museum for more information.
  • Links: Other great history websites containing facts, games, and primary and secondary historical resources.


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