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Educational Programs

Darnall’s Chance House Museum offers a variety of special, educational opportunities for both adult and child audiences. For more information or to schedule a program, please call 301-952-8010 or email

Adult Outreach Program

Prince George’s County: An 18th Century Perspective
Darnall’s Chance House Museum outreach program is geared towards adult audiences. This 45-minute program educates people about the rich colonial history of the County. The program is free and, best of all, the museum will come to you! Included in the program is a trivia contest that gives audience members a chance to win complimentary tour tickets to Darnall’s Chance House Museum. FREE

America's Second Fight for Independence: Prince George's County and the War of 1812 
Darnall's Chance House Museum has developed a new program geared towards adult audiences, that celebrates the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. This 45-minute PowerPoint presentation and lecture highlight the causes of the War of 1812 and the role that Prince George's County played in its outcome. FREE

School Outreach Program

All Work and No Play: The Life of an 18th Century Child
Darnall’s Chance House Museum will send costumed interpreters to your school to teach your 4th – 6th grade students about the lives of children in the colonial era. This informative presentation composed of PowerPoint slides, an accompanying lecture, and interactive activities will both educate and amuse your students. This activity also can be done for summer camps.
Fee: $1 per/student

Tea Program

Tea & Tour Program
Bring your club or group to Darnall’s Chance House Museum to learn about the 18th century women who lived here. Follow your tour with a dainty repast of scones, fruit, and other delectable desserts. Visit the gift shop to peruse our selection of history-themed items. This program is for groups of 14-21 people. Reservations required.
Fee: $15/person

Mrs. Sowers' Tea Lessons for Young Ladies
Mrs. Sowers cordially invites young ladies ages 8-12 to Darnall's Chance House Museum for 18th century tea lessons and instruction. After their lessons, young ladies will demonstrate what they learned by partaking in their own tea party. Following tea, instruction will be given in the finer point of 18th century dance. This program is for groups of 8-16 girls. Reservations required.
Fee: $20/child