Faculty Resources at Wylie House Museum
Tours and Space Use
Wylie House Museum and the Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education center afford instructors the opportunity to teach in unique learning environments with access to a variety of 19th century domestic artifacts and a rich collection of 19th century documents and photographs. To schedule a tour and/or the classroom in the Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education Center, please contact the Director, Carey Beam.
Faculty are encouraged to contact museum staff to explore ways in which the museum, historic gardens,or artifact and archival collections may support course content, assignments, and research projects. The Wylie House Museum materials have been studied for a variety of class assignments and semester long research projects. Contact Director, Carey Beam or Outdoor Interpreter, Sherry Wise.
Primary Source Literacy Skills
The Wylie House correspondence and photograph collections are often used to demonstrate research skills related to primary sources. Financial records, maps, and ephemera also support both course content and lend themselves to evaluation, interpretation, and critical thinking skills. The Director, Carey Beam, welcomes the opportunity to work with faculty to understand their course objectives and provide the materials and/or lead instructional sessions which further these skills at the beginner, intermediate, or expert level of research.
K-12 Educational Resources at the Wylie House Museum
The Wylie House is happy to welcome public, private, and home school students as well as camps and clubs for free, guided tours of the 19th century home. The museum overlaps with several other local cultural institutions in its ability to offer content support in the areas of early U.S., Indiana, and local history. This pre-1840s house and its surrounding heirloom gardens, however, offer a unique, immersive connection to mid-and-late 19th century domestic life. Please plan on approximately 45 minutes for your visit.
To schedule a tour contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-855-6224.
We have found that by providing teachers and parents with an activity to explore with students prior to their visit to the museum, the students come curious and eager to engage which affords them a richer and more enjoyable educational experience. We've developed several pre-visit activities - read more on our K-12 Educational Activities page.