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The History Lab provides opportunities to experience the wonder and excitement of history through interactive exhibits and programs that stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, connect to the arts and everyday life, and foster lifelong learning.
There’s so much to do at our Hands-on Homestead exhibit. Cooking over the hearth in our farm kitchen, or harvesting vegetables in our kitchen garden! Learn how early Wayne County settlers once worked their farms and how they lived.
Life of the Lenape
Explore the lives of the Lenape tribes in New England through hands-on exploration including artifacts, photos, wigwam and many hands-on activities.
Hitch a ride with Gravity!
Design and build on our train table, a collection of wooden blocks, houses, and trains meant to engage the inquisitive mind and creative spirit of children. This simple set of parts combines imagination with invention, and allows children – and adults – to work collaboratively to construct something true to life in Honesdale so long ago!
Other hands-on exhibits include Finding Your Roots (Genealogy), Get the "dirt" on rocks!, Looking back to 100 years ago, and Eastern Woodland Wildlife.
The History Lab encourages visitors of all ages to enjoy the experience of hands-on history. Many of our exhibits illustrate how things work, highlighting history and science content such as the properties of gravity and motion in our Gravity Railroad exhibit. The History Lab believes that learning history is fun and we hope that you’ll take advantage of the many opportunities we offer to play and learn.