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There’s no better way to feel like you’re part of history than to experience it, either by visiting the spot where it happened or participating in a hands-on program that lets you get closer to history. Experiential learning, which is a fancy way of saying that people learn through their experiences, helps people connect with the past and imagine what it would have been like to be a part of it.
Virtual field trips offer you a chance to visit places you might not be able to see otherwise. Sometimes, they’ll take you to places that are not normally open to the public. Other times, they give you an opportunity to see places that might be too far away to visit in person. Each of the “Moose on the Loose” virtual field trips will pose a question and then take you on an online journey to find the answer. Along the way, you’ll visit places around the state that will help you gather clues to help you answer the question and see history for yourself. You might even meet a few famous Granite Staters along the way. By the end of your virtual field trip, you should be able to answer the question and solve the history mystery!
There are also suggestions for museums or organizations where you, your family, or your class can visit to participate in a program or tour that brings the topic alive. So go see it for yourself! Or bring a traveling program to your school or group.

Virtual Field Trip: New Hampshire Historical Society

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New Hampshire Field Trips on “Forging a Modern Identity"

Field Trips & Classroom Programs
New Hampshire Historical Society
Learn about New Hampshire in the 20th century at the New Hampshire Historical Society, including the world wars, the development of Yankee culture, and the rise of winter tourism.
Field Trips
Aviation Museum of New Hampshire
Learn about aviation history at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire! Offering in-school programs as well as guided tours onsite, the Aviation Museum teaches students about aerodynamics, as well as the role New Hampshire pilots played in both World War I and World War II.
Field Trips
Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire
Learn about Portsmouth's Black community in the 20th century on a guided walking tour. In-class guest speakers are also available for school visits.
Field Trips
CCC Museum at Bear Brook State Park
See a treasure trove of artifacts once used by members of the 1123rd company and similar CCC camps around New Hampshire. These artifacts include the tools they used for their jobs on the trail, an original CCC cot, the chests the men brought to camp to carry all their possessions, and even an original mess hall set and Thanksgiving Day menu. The CCC camp at Bear Brook State Park is one of the few relatively intact camps in the entire nation.
Field Trips & Classroom Programs
Millyard Museum
The Millyard Museum in Manchester explores the history of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company through self-guided and docent-led tours for students in grades K-12. The museum also offers a number of traveling object trunks for in-school programs.
Field Trips
New England Ski Museum
Learn about the history of skiing in New Hampshire at the New England Ski Museum! Explore the evolution of ski instruction, equipment, and style of skiing on self-guided tours of the museum.
Field Trips
New Hampshire State House
As part of the New Hampshire State House’s general tour, students learn about the establishment of New Hampshire's government, as well as how the state government works today. The Visitors' Center also offers a virtual tour of the State House.
Field Trips
Portsmouth Historical Society
The Portsmouth Historical Society explores the history of Portsmouth in connection with the city's role in World War I and World War II in a third grade in-school program. At the end of the school year, students take a walking tour of Portsmouth, with visits to historic homes and other sites throughout the city.
Field Trips
USS Albacore Museum
Learn what life was like onboard a submarine at the USS Albacore. In addition to touring the submarine, students will also explore the Visitors Center to learn about the submarine warfare that was conducted during World War I and World War II.
Field Trips
Wright Museum of World War II
The Wright Museum of World War II explores the events of the Second World War that took place on the home front and abroad. Students in grades 4-12 have the option to navigate the exhibits through guided or activity-based tours.