The Polk Home is pleased offer specially designed experiences for homeschool families! Along with our established quarterly family Homeschool Days, we are debuting a NEW Homeschool History Club for the 2023-2024 academic year. Find more information about both opportunities below. As always, we also welcome homeschool families and co-ops for visits to the Polk Home throughout the year. CLICK HERE to request more information and to schedule a field trip!
These quarterly experiences for families feature 30-minute thematic tours of the Polk Home and hands-on activities stationed throughout the site. Homeschool Days are “come and go,” and designed to allow families to rotate through stations at their own pace. Advance purchase of tickets through Eventbrite is encouraged. We cannot guarantee space will be available the day of the program. Click the links below for more information and to register for upcoming events:
Homeschool History Club
This new club is launching in September and will run through May 2024. Meetings will be on the 1st Friday of each month (except January). Students will learn about James K. Polk’s life and times and have the opportunity to make friends and collaborate on projects over the course of the club!
Each month will feature a hands-on lesson and behind the scenes activities at the Polk Home & Museum. Students will learn about the Oregon Trail, Victorian Christmas traditions, 19th Century Art, the Gold Rush and more.
Homeschool Club is open to students in grades 1st-8th, with age appropriate activities available for each group. Parents are welcome to stay on-site or drop off their students. Payment is taken once for the whole eight months of Homeschool Club.