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CAR AND CARRIAGE MUSEUM, GROUNDS AND GREENHOUSE
Letterboxing: A Victorian Orienteering Adventure Looking for an experience that requires problem-solving skills, cooperation, reading, and math? Try this imaginative outdoor exploration. After making individual rubber stamps, students team up to read maps, solve word puzzle clues and sight along compass lines to find hidden containers, or letterboxes, on the Frick grounds. Held rain or shine. Dress for the weather.
Group size 10 – 30 students Fee $6.00 per student Hours 2½ hours, starting between 9:30 and 10:30
T he Car and Carriage Museum houses antique carriages and vintage automobiles, many of which were either manufactured in Pittsburgh or owned by Pittsburghers between 1898 and 1940. Our educational programs connect early automotive culture to turn-of-the-century industrialization and society. In addition, Letterboxing includes an active learning experience on 5½ acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.
Changes in America: The Assembly Line Exploring transportation is a perfect way to study the changes America experienced moving from handcrafted products to standardized, machine-made objects. Students discover the “boneshaker” bicycle, wooden carriages, a Model T, and other fascinating early cars. A hands-on assembly-line project illuminates the impact of industrialization and the automobile on the nation.
Group size 10 – 30 students Fee $5.00 per student Hours 2½ hours, starting between 9:30 and 10:30
car and carriage museum