Central Washington Agricultural Museum
Educational Program Experiences for Schools
Field Trips/Museum & Educational Programs
• Field Trips/Museum Tour (Approx. 1 – 1 1/2 Hours Long)
Your students will have the opportunity to see farm life as it was over one hundred years ago up through the mid twentieth century. The first stop will be the Amos cabin where your students can see what life was like living in a log cabin. From there they will get a glimpse of a typical homestead house, chuck wagon, trapper’s cabin, sheepherder’s wagon and a second log cabin. The students will then get a look at early American engines and a blacksmith shop. The wagon ride will take you to the Lindeman Building where the students will observe a wood smith shop, early American toys, tack shop, homestead, vintage office, general store, filling station, and a collection of buggies. The final phase will take you by a sawmill, farmstead, wheat field and a drive through display with over 159 pieces of farm equipment.
• Educational Program (Approx. 1 1/2– 2 Hours Long)
The CWAM Educational Program allows students to see and participate in some of the following.
People Wagon Ride: A tour of the museum grounds.
Tour an Historic Cabin and a Homestead
Amos Cabin and Keys Homestead will have tours. Within these cabins, there will be some hands on opportunities such as pumping water, washing and ironing clothes, etc.
Craig Eschbach Education Building
In this building there will be a variety of things to do and see. For example: Butter churning, cream separating, different types of grinders and a toy making station.
Other Tour/Field Trip Activities
Blacksmith demonstration, corn shelling, whet wheel sharpening, and sickle mower sharpening are among some of the activities.
CWAM Educational Information
All the options we offer can be used “stand-alone” or in conjunction with other offerings. We have designed these programs primarily for third and fourth grade classes studying Washington State and local history, but the materials may be adapted for other grades and subjects. Each program can be used to compliment Washington State History Curriculum or to learn more about local history in your classroom.
Most of the museum is ADA approved; however, there are some areas that are not yet complete.
CWAM Educational * Other Programs
While these programs are targeted at 3rd and 4th grade levels, we offer tours for adult groups, including developmentally disabled visitors, home schools, scouts, daycare, and other groups. Teachers, students, and families will find the Central Washington Agricultural Museum an exciting place for further explorations of the Yakima Valley and Central Washington.
CWAM Educational Tour Scheduling
The Central Washington Agricultural Museum is available for field trips and educational programs from April through June. To schedule a visit fill out the registration page, call 509.457.8735, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download or View our Educational Program Brochure.