School Programs

BOOKING A PROGRAM?  HERE’S HOW TO START.

FIELD TRIPS:

$5/PARTICIPANT | SUPERVISING TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES: FREE

Field trips to Trethewey House Heritage Site are approximately 90 minutes long and consist of two 45-minute programs of your choice from the selections below (please note: the Trainwhistles and Schoolbells Outreach Program is not offered on site and is not available during field trips). When classes arrive, students are split into two groups in order to make the experience and trip to the Heritage Site more personable and catered to individual student interests and class needs (and to help us be in accordance with load capacity in Trethewey House). Each group completes one program and then switches programs at the 45-minute mark. For more information and a list of our FAQ, please visit our School Programs FAQ.

Payment and form submission is due two weeks prior to the program. Failure to submit payment and/or completed booking forms may result in the cancellation of the booking.

 

OUTREACH:

$50/1 HOUR SESSION

Sign up for our Trainwhistles and Schoolbells Outreach Program!  Trainwhistles and Schoolbells is a standalone program and cannot be combined with other program offerings. Please note: An outreach booking is good for one class; outreach can not accommodate more than one class at a time.

READY TO BOOK?

PROGRAM REQUEST FORM

Fill out the Program Request Form and our Programs Officer will confirm the date, time and details of your program, along with payment details.

FIELD TRIPS:

HERITAGE HOUSE TOUR

TRETHEWEY HOUSE

Take a journey with us back into the 1920s and explore Trethewey House. This guided tour features stories about Trethewey House, the families that lived in it, how people lived and made a living nearly a century ago.

Duration: 45 minutes

 

 

 


WHAT’S IT?

WHAT IS THAT?

What’s it for? What can we learn from it? Students will have the opportunity to examine, handle and ask questions about artifacts while learning to assess and interpret objects as primary sources. This workshop has been aligned to fit BC’s New History Curriculum.

Recommended Grades 1-5.

Duration: 45 minutes

HERITAGE GALLERY (W/AGENTS OF DISCOVERY)

EXHIBIT: LEGACIES ON THE LAKE

Get up close and personal with the history of Mill Lake! Legacies on the Lake focuses on five key areas associated with the development of Abbotsford and the Mill Lake area.  Take a journey through history using the Agents of Discovery app* and learn about the Sto:lo First Nation, the Trethewey Family, the Abbotsford Lumber Company, Milltown, and immigration spurred by mill activity.

Duration: 45 minutes

*One tablet available on-site for class use. To learn about the app, how to download it on personal devices and to download the FREE app, please visit Agents of Discovery.


1920s SCHOOLHOUSE

GET SCHOOLED, TWENTIES-STYLE! 

 Students will have a chance to learn to participate in hands-on activities designed to show how education and school life in Abbotsford has changed since the early 20th Century. This workshop has been aligned to fit with BC’s New History Curriculum.

Recommended Grades 1-5.

Duration: 45 minutes

OUTREACH:


TRAINWHISTLES & SCHOOLBELLS
OUTREACH PROGRAM

ALL ABOARD!

This program focuses on railroads and the history of local schooling to teach
students about how Abbotsford has grown as a City. Stories and objects (along with comics!) about the
community’s history will be shared. Please note: this program takes place in your classroom and
does not take place at Trethewey House Heritage Site. Outreach programs can not be booked with a
workshop or tour component.

The Trainwhistles & Schoolbells Outreach Program has been aligned with BC’s New Curriculum.

Recommended Grades 1-3.

Duration: 1 hour


For more information about our school programs, please contact our Programs Officer at airwin@tretheweyhouse.ca or phone 604-853-0313.

Heritage Site Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12pm-1pm)

Trethewey House Tours:
Monday-Friday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm